Bahrain: Protecting human rights after the protests: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May-June 2012
In this submission, Amnesty International comments on the government of Bahraini implementation of various recommendations concerning women’s rights, women’s rights to confer citizenship rights, a new family law, the draft press law…..
that key human rights standards and safeguards contained in human rights treaties to which Bahrain is a party are not reflected in domestic legislation.
that Moreover, the National Human Rights Institution appears to have limited impact on the promotion and protectionof human rights.
AI expresses concern at that
excessive use of force by security forces in the context of anti-government protests, in which unarmed protesters were killed.
Protesters have also been subjected to arbitrary arrest and detention, and torture and other ill-treatment.
Scores of detainees have received unfair trials before the National Safety Court.