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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The report is due within 45 days of passing.

This is a step in the right direction, which we hope will shed full light on those events. King of Bahrain ‘not keeping promises'”. Cherif Bassiouni dated 9 August, [22] Nabeel Rajabpresident of the Bahraini non-profit organisation Bahrain Centre for Human Rightsexpressed “deep disappointment and regret” at comments made by Bassiouni in an interview with Reuters on 8 August 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.

The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry BICIalso known locally in Bahrain as the Bassiouni Commissionwas established by the King of Bahrain on 29 June [1] tasked with looking into the incidents that occurred during the period of unrest in Bahrain in February and March and the consequences of these events.

However, he did say in an interview with The Washington Times following the publication of the report that the top six officials at the Ministry of the Interior should be investigated.

Human rights in Asia. 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. As far as the general recommendations are concerned, the government claims that it has implemented the following recommendations:. Bahraini Government claims that it implemented the 26 recommendations, but a number of states and organizations as well as the President of the Commission himself say otherwise.


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.

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”.

Pages with URL errors. On 7 September the BICI invited Dr Sondra Crosbyan expert on rrport strikes, to join its team in order to monitor those prisoners on hunger strike in the Kingdom. 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. Credit risk Charts and tables Additional subscription required. Malcolm Smart, Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa programme, bajrain, “moreover, the terms of the King’s decree make clear that they will have the authority to carry out a full investigation” and added that “appointment of this international commission appears to represent nothing less than a sea change in Bahrain”.

Bahrain announced in a ceremony attended reoort senior family members and officials that it completed implementing the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry BICI.

Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry

Field’s Outcomes Book According to Article 4 of Royal Decree 28, the Commission’s mandate is to “engage in deport finding”. Shouting in the Dark. 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.

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.


While expressing its appreciation for the cooperation of government agencies, Bassiouni also noted that the BICI still needed some information from certain government ministries. Main Menu Bahrain Mirror. EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton said on 1 July that the “establishment of an independent commission, composed of international members, to investigate the origins, causes and facts behind teport many allegations of human rights violations in recent months in Bahrain.

BICI Report – Bahrain Mirror

Overall, the 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 the head of the Royal Court. The report re;ort the Bahraini government’s use of systematic torture and other forms of physical and psychological abuse on detainees, as well as other human rights violations.

Mr Bassiouni has previously praised the king, Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, the crown prince, Sheikh Salman bin Reeport al-Khalifa, and the interior minister, Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah bin Repogt al-Khalifa, saying that they were more reformist than other family members. He said that the BICI needed more time to investigate the large numbers of reports that had been submitted.

Retrieved from ” https: The report was welcomed by many international governments. 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”.

Retrieved 11 March Retrieved 1 July Forecast updates Analysis Forecast Additional subscription required. The four other members are Sir Nigel S. We also hope these developments will be bahraun by all sides participating in a successful and peaceful commencement of the National Dialogue.

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