Bahrain - Latest Publications

On 22 September 2016, Alkarama submitted its report on Bahrain’s human rights situation to the Human Rights Council, in view of Bahrain’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) which will be held in May 2017. In its report, Alkarama underscored the most serious human rights violations which continue to persist in the country, such as the use of torture, the recourse to arbitrary detention and the violations of fair trial rights. Alkarama’s report also points out the lack of implementation of several recommendations accepted by Bahrain during its second UPR in 2012.

Bahrain: Man dies under Torture at the Hands of Criminal Investigation Directorate

Bahrain: National Institution for Human Rights Receives B Status to Mark Non Compliance with International Standards

Bahrain - HR Instruments

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

ICCPR: Accessed on 20.09.2006
Optional Protocol: Accessed on 12.09.1989

State report: Overdue since 20.12.2007 (1st)
Last concluding observations: -

Convention against Torture (CAT)

CAT: Accessed on 06.03.1998
Optional Protocol: No
Art. 20 (Confidential inquiry): Yes
Art. 22 (Individual communications): Yes

State report: Due on 15.07.2015 (initially due in 2007)
Last concluding observations: 21.06.2005

International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CED)


Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Last review: 05.2012 (2nd cycle)
Next review: -

National Human Rights Institution (NHRI)

National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) – Not accredited