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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report

Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 1:00pm
Location: 
2237 Rayburn House Office Building

Announcement

In November 2011, the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), established by the King of Bahrain and headed by Cherif Bassiouni, reported that Bahraini security forces systematically used excessive force, torture and forced confessions during a crackdown on demonstrations last year. The BICI also recommended an array of reforms designed to improve human rights protections, which the Bahraini government pledged to implement. This hearing will examine the extent to which the Bahraini government has implemented the BICI proposals.

If you have any questions, please contact the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at 202-225-3599 or tlhrc@mail.house.gov.

Hosted by:

James P. McGovern, M.C.
Co-Chairman, TLHRC
Frank R. Wolf, M.C.
Co-Chairman, TLHRC

Witnesses

Panel I

Panel II

  • The Honorable Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    Written testimony

Panel III

  • The Honorable Matar Ebrahim Matar, former Member of Bahrain's Parliament
    Written testimony
  • Mr. Leslie Campbell, Senior Associate and Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs, National Democratic Institute
    Written testimony
  • Mr. Tom Malinowski, Washington Director, Human Rights Watch
    Written tesitmony
  • Mr. Richard Sollom, Deputy Director, Physicians for Human Rights
    Written testimony

Transcript

Video

PART I

PART II

PART III

112th Congress