On November 23, , the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) issued a page report summarizing its findings regarding the February-March . Head of Most Famous Report in Bahrain’s History Meets his End, Leaves Mark on Memories BICI Report Spoke of Qatar Mediation to Resolve Bahraini Crisis. In , the US State Department released a report analyzing the Bahraini government’s implementation of the BICI recommendations.

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This is intended to address the problem of having radically different narratives of the same event from opposition groups and government supporters and could also provide some ideas for political reform in the future.

Human rights in the Middle East. In an open letter to M. Cherif Bassiouni who has led United Nations investigations into alleged war crimes in Bosnia and Libya.

The Commission was asked to explore the circumstances and appropriateness of arrests and detentions; to examine allegations of disappearances and torture; to probe allegations of media harassment and other pressure tactics used against participants in demonstrations and public protests; to discuss the alleged unlawful demolition of religious structures; and to describe the alleged involvement of foreign forces and actors.

Human rights in Bahrain Bahraini uprising of Human rights reports on the Bahraini uprising of As far as the general recommendations are concerned, the government claims that it has implemented the following recommendations:. Shouting in the Dark. Following is the proof-read and edited version of the English text of the Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry. The Commission was asked to determine whether the events of February and March and thereafter involved violations of international human rights law and norms, and to make the recommendations that it deems appropriate.

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In a further statement published on the BICI website on 15 August [25] the BICI reiterated that it had not come to any conclusions in its investigations and, as a result of “misleading headlines” and the misrepresentation of Bassiouni’s comments “by certain media outlets and activists”, will no longer be giving interviews bahrwin the media. The report also provided a detailed study of the sackings of workers from the public sector and from state-owned enterprises for participating in strikes and protests see Economic policy and stated that there was discrimination against Shia Bahrainis, who were disproportionately punished for missing work.


While expressing its appreciation for the cooperation of government agencies, Bassiouni also noted that the BICI still needed some information from reporrt government ministries. Truce Monitors Arrive in Yemen’s Hodeidah.

The remaining deaths—mainly but not exclusively of Shia Bahrainis—were unattributed either because of a lack of evidence or because they occurred outside the timeframe that the commission was set up to consider.

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Journalists seen as being close to the prime minister have also tended to criticise the report and to suggest that it was biased.

The statement ends by saying that the BICI “will not allow itself to be used as a political tool for any group”.

Cherif Bassiouni dated 9 August, [22] Nabeel Rajabpresident of the Bahraini non-profit organisation Bahrain Centre for Human Rightsbajrain “deep disappointment and regret” at comments made by Bassiouni in an interview with Reuters on 8 August In bicu of its findings, the BICI has directly countered the narrative put forward by the more hardline factions in the government, and by the state media, although it has striven to present different viewpoints and to evaluate different claims in a hotly contested arena.

According to a statement released by the BICI on 15 August, individuals “yelled insults, posted threatening messages on the office walls, sent threats via text repoet email, and even physically shoved and spat at a member of staff”. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called “on the government to ensure the implementation of its recommendations as a meaningful step in addressing serious allegations of human rights violations”.

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The report criticized the security forces for many instances when “force and firearms were used in an excessive manner that was, on many occasions, unnecessary, disproportionate, and indiscriminate;” and found that certain abuses, such as destruction of property, “could not have happened without the knowledge of higher echelons of the command structure. The Commission is allowed to make any recommendations is deems appropriate in its final report including: Retrieved from ” https: Human’s Children’s Intersex Women’s.

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According to Article 9 of Royal Barhain 28, the Commission’s final report should include the following:. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Bahraini uprising of Although Commissions of Inquiry are often created by external mandate, the Bahraini Commission of Inquiry was the product of internal decision-making and benefited from a consultation process with various bodies, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Claim rights and liberty rights Individual and group rights Natural and legal rights Negative and positive rights. On 15 August a group of protestors stormed the BICI offices, having been angered by the inaccurate reporting of the supposed ‘conclusions’ reached by Bassiouni.

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The delay was requested by Bassiouni in an audience with the king on 18 October.

The BICI is described by human rights group Amnesty International as “an impressive line-up of independent international experts”. At one time, he was deemed a mark of condemnation against the regime, and at other times, a sign of the controversy surrounding the truth of what was still taking place in the country.

US President Barack Obama praised the establishment of the Commission on 2 July and said that, “by providing an independent assessment of what happened and identifying those responsible, the Royal Commission will play an essential role in advancing reconciliation, justice, and peace in Bahrain.