Our Videos

June 7, 11

NEWS / Bahrain agrees in principle to visit by UN human rights mission

7 June 2011 –
The United Nations human rights office said today that the Government of Bahrain has agreed in principle to a UN mission to the country to look into the reported violations related to the recent pro-reform protests there, but a date for the visit has not been set.

The proposed mission was one of the topics discussed when the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay met with Bahrain’s acting health minister Fatima bint Mohammed Al Balooshi last Friday in Geneva, Rupert Colville, spokesperson for Ms. Pillay’s office (OHCHR), told reporters.

“The mission has been accepted in principle by the Bahraini Government but no dates have yet been set,” said Mr. Colville.

Ms. Pillay and Ms. Al Balooshi also discussed a number of other issues related to the demonstrations, including the need for transparent independent investigations into the human rights violations that took place during the protests, he added.

Bahrain is one of several nations in the Middle East and North Africa that have been rocked this year by protests calling for increased freedoms and democratic reforms.

The crackdown by Bahraini security forces against peaceful protesters – which has reportedly killed 20 people – has drawn criticism from UN officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Ms. Pillay, both of whom have urged maximum restraint and called for inclusive dialogue with all parties.

Speaking today, Mr. Colville also said that Ms. Pillay did not tell Ms. Al Balooshi that her office had recognized it had received misinformation about recent developments in Bahrain, as was reported by the Bahrain News Agency.

“The High Commissioner would like to stress that she made no such statement, and is disturbed by this blatant distortion of her words. She will formally request the Government officials who attended the meeting to issue a correction.”




AnnaMaria Realbuto
Thank you for all your assistance and efficiency...
Read More »
Kateryna Melnychenko
Thanks a lot Anton!...
Read More »
Rani Payne
Thank you so much! I’m sure I will be in touch again with something else that will need to be apost...
Read More »
Serge Bauer Law
Thank you again for your help with this case!...
Read More »


Is a student who becomes eligible for an automatic extension of status and employment authorization, but whose H-1B petition is subsequently rejected, denied or revoked, still allowed the 60-day grace
Read More »
Is there a waiting period? Can we get married right away?
Read More »
Since when does the Wassenaar Arrangement exist?
Read More »
Can an I-9 Form be completed electronically?
Read More »


September 27, 23
Ohio hospital allegedly fakes time of death on certificate to cover up fatal malpractice over routine heart procedure
Read More »
September 26, 23
MN man clears erroneous criminal record caused by name similarity with twin brother
Read More »
September 22, 23
TN Mayoral candidate admits to criminal record over promoting prostitution
Read More »
September 19, 23
OK mom at risk of losing health insurance over daughter’s birth certificate
Read More »