Bahrain will field teams of monitors trained to expose and root out bribery, harassment and other forms of electoral fraud ahead of the parliamentary and municipal elections, set to be held on November 22.
Bahrain's main right
Bahrain has made major reform strides and achieved a lot in the fields of democracy, liberty and human rights, the Premier said yesterday (September 14).
Upcoming elections will also open a new chapter of national action, he said
A basic flaw in the way the US embassy compiles its controversial human rights reports on Bahrain has been exposed by a former assistant to the ambassador.
Embassy insider Mohammed Abdulhameed Kayani has broken his decade-long sil
Racially-charged language, inaccurate figures and sweeping, unverified allegations weaken a US government report on Bahrain's human rights record, according to the Interior Ministry.
In a scathing rebuke to the US State Depart
Bahrain is keen to consolidate co-operation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) by availing of its training and technical potentials to promote its human rights march, Minister of State for Human Rights Affairs D
A video apparently showing a Saudi national mercilessly beating an Asian man after accusing him of talking to his wife has triggered public anger, forcing Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission to probe the matter.
A Bahrain parliamentary team yesterday won superpower backing against 'unfair' comments by UN human rights chief Navi Pillay, a report said.
America's Ambassador to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, Eileen Dona
Bahraini legislators have lashed out at "one-sided" comments by the UN human rights chief, who directed criticism at the country during the 24th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, a report said.
UN High Commi
Syrian plans to run for a spot on the UN Human Rights Council met with sharp criticism from the United States and Israel on Thursday, while Tehran announced it had withdrawn its candidacy for the world body's rights watchdog.
Bahrain has lost millions of dinars paying public relations companies as it tries to combat negative reporting in the international media, according to a leading human rights activist.
"These millions could have been spent to