Human Rights Reports

Here is a list of important reports on human rights in Bahrain from several sources.


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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – Bahrain (U.S. State Department, May 24, 2012)

Report on the UPR 13th Session (Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Human Rights Council) – Intervention for Bahrain (U.S. State Department, May 21, 2012)

Under the Gun: Ongoing Assaults on Bahrain’s Health System (Physicians for Human Rights, May 2012)

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy (by Kenneth Katzman, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs, for Congressional Research Service, April 13, 2012)

The National Commission  Download appendices 1-30 and Conclusion at website: (Kingdom of Bahrain, March 20, 2012)

No Justice in Bahrain: Unfair Trials in Military and Civilian Courts (Human Rights Watch, February 28, 2012)

Background Note: Bahrain (Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department, January 13, 2012)


Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) (Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, November 23, 2011)

Bahrain: the Human Price for Freedom and Social Justice (Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights, and the Bahrain Human Rights Society, November 22, 2011)

Targets of Retribution: Attacks against Medics, Injured Protesters, and Health Facilities (Human Rights Watch, July 2011)

Bahrain: A Torturous Process (Human Rights First/Human Rights Defenders, July 2011)

Bahrain – Speaking Softly (Human Rights First/Human Rights Defenders, May 2011)

2010 Human Rights Report: Bahrain (Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. State Department, April 8, 2011)

Bahrain: Between the United States and Saudi Arabia (Marina Ottoway, Carnegie Endowment for Intenrational Peace, April 4, 2011)

Freedom on the Net – Bahrain (Freedom House, 2011)

Amnesty International Annual Report, 2011 – Bahrain (Amnesty International, 2011)

The 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report – Bahrain (U.S. State Department, 2011)


Torture Redux: The Revival of Physical Coercion during Interrogations in Bahrain (Human Rights Watch, February 8, 2010)

International Religious Freedom Report – Bahrain (U.S. State Department, 2010)

2010 Advancing Freedom and Democracy Report: U.S. Government Priorities and Activities of the U.S. Mission in Bahrain to Promote Democracy and Human Rights (Embassy of U.S. in Bahrain, U.S. State Department, 2010)

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