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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List of human rights organisations of national human rights institutions. The national opposition democratic forces stressed that most of the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry BICIissued on November 23,were not implemented. Retrieved from ” https: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called “on the government to ensure the implementation of its recommendations as repoort meaningful step in addressing serious allegations of human rights violations”.

The report was released 23 November Pages with URL errors. The report confirmed the Bahraini government’s use of systematic torture and other forms of physical and psychological abuse on detainees, as well as bjci human rights violations. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomed the report and urged “all opposition groups to act on the report’s recommendations, demonstrating their commitment to reconciliation and contributing to the process of renewal”.

Bassiouni Commission report is released

Bassiouni also stated that all physical documents, including statements and complaints from Bahrainis and foreigners, would be destroyed when the report is submitted. It noted that even where structures were illegal, the timing and manner of the demolitions had inflamed tensions.

Forecast updates Analysis Forecast Additional subscription required. Overall, bwhrain report would seem to be a boost for the crown prince and his supporters in the ruling family and the government, at the expense of more hardline figures such as the prime minister, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, the head of the army and reporf head of the Royal Court.


Commission investigators also looked into the demolition of Shia mosques and other religious structures, which the government claimed had been illegal buildings, and concluded that 30 had been demolished, including five that had all the necessary legal paperwork.

Human rights in Asia. One of the commissioners, Sir Nigel Rodley, told The Times, a UK-based newspaper, that the commission had not had time to investigate official responsibility in detail.

It criticised opposition statements on “foreign mercenaries”, which may have contributed to xenophobia against Asian workers, but also noted that a policy of recruiting security forces from Asian countries had not helped, and it made a clear recommendation that the security forces should be more representative of Bahraini society implicitly referring to grievances over a lack of recruitment of Shia Muslims.

An electronic copy of the documents will be kept at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague for ten years. The report also suggested that many of the problems Bahrain has experienced this year could have been avoided if the opposition had accepted the terms of the crown prince for a formal process of dialogue in March. 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.

We also hope these developments will be complemented by all sides participating in a successful and peaceful commencement of the National Dialogue. Individuals also continued to photograph and video record people in the office, despite advice from staff that such actions undermine the confidentiality and safety of the many witnesses and victims coming forward.

While expressing its appreciation for the cooperation of government agencies, Bassiouni also noted that the BICI still needed some information from certain government ministries. Sinceeveryone in Bahrain, whether young or old, knew who Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni was.

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


Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry

Catherine AshtonHigh Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, put pressure “upon all sides in Bahrain to do their utmost to implement the recommendations of the report, in a timely and complete fashion” [35].

She obtained an LLB This is a step in the right direction, which we hope will shed full light on those events. The commissioners do not seem to have been able to meet the prime minister during their investigations, although they met the king and the crown prince, and the day after the report was published, the prime minister made a high-profile visit to the interior minister in order to praise the actions of the security forces.

It also said that there was no evidence that Gulf Co-operation Council GCC forces had been involved in human rights abuses. Bahraini uprising of Market opportunities Business environment Additional subscription required.

The BICI report gave a series of recommendations to the government of steps that it believed would improve accountability and bring government practice in line with international standards. It is our hope that this promising and significant step will lead to concrete progress in addressing the recent serious concerns about the human rights situation in Bahrain, reiterated by the Foreign Secretary yesterday.

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Bassiouni continues by criticising the conclusions that Rajab drew from his Reuters interview, saying they are “premature”, and admits to finding it “disheartening that you Rajab deemed it necessary to personally attack me”.

The four other members are Sir Nigel S.

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