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Invitation to a side event in Geneva


Cordial invitation to engage in a side event on
Bearing Witness: Bahrain and the UPR Process
18 September2012, 14h00-16h00
Palais des Nations, Room XXII

The Bahrain Government engaged in May 2012 with the 2nd cycle of the UPR process. It did not specify during the preliminary adoption which of the recommendations to improve its human rights record it would adopt or reject. Instead, the government of Bahrain has increased its national crackdown on human rights defenders and reformists.

Speakers:
Ms Maryam Al Khwaja (Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, Acting President)
Dr. Rola Alsafar (Head of Bahrain’s Nurses’ Society)
Dr. Nada Dhaef (Chairmen of Bravo)
Ms. Farida Ghoulam. (Khiam Rehabilitation Centre)
Mr. Abdullah Hosen (Bahrain Workers Union)

Moderation:
CIVICUS and FIDH

Refreshments will be provided