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 commission released a page report 23 Novemberwhich took 9, testimonies, offered an extensive chronology of events, documented 46 deaths, allegations of torture, and more than 4, cases of employees dismissed for participating in protests.

While expressing its appreciation for the cooperation of government agencies, Bassiouni also noted that the BICI still needed some information from certain government ministries. It also said that there was no evidence that Gulf Co-operation Council GCC forces had been involved in human rights abuses.

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. 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.

An electronic copy of the documents will be kept at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague for ten years. Human rights in Bahrain Bahraini uprising of Human rights reports on the Bahraini uprising of Market opportunities Business environment Additional subscription required.

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.

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 national opposition democratic forces stressed that most of the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry BICIissued on November 23,were not implemented.

The report is due within 45 days of passing. US President Barack Obama praised the establishment of the Commission on 2 July and said that, “by providing an independent assessment of what happened and identifying those responsible, the Royal Commission will play an essential role in advancing reconciliation, justice, and peace in Bahrain. The Commission was tasked with investigating and reporting on the events that took place in Bahrain from Februaryand the consequences of those events.

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There are no substantive changes to the report. The four other members are Sir Nigel S. Participating in HARDtalkRajab said the commission was eeport independent and that the king has failed to deliver its recommendations which he accepted. Forecast updates Analysis Forecast Additional subscription required.


King of Bahrain ‘not keeping promises'”. In a further statement published on the BICI website on 15 August [25] the BICI reiterated that it had not come to any conclusions in its investigations and, as a result of “misleading bci and the misrepresentation of Bassiouni’s comments “by certain media outlets and activists”, will no longer be giving interviews to the media.

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 the many allegations of human rights violations in recent months in Bahrain.

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 Gahrain and the consequences of these events. International reactions Torture Bahrain Grand Prix.

Bahrain announced in a ceremony attended by senior family members and officials that it completed implementing the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry BICI. The delay was requested by Bassiouni in an audience with the king on 18 October.

The Arab League General Secretariat hailed the establishment of the Commission as a step that will “meet Bahrain people’s aspirations and bolster constitutional establishments beyond any foreign interference to subvert the Kingdom’s independence, sovereignty and stability and undermine its Arab identity. The remaining deaths—mainly but not exclusively of Shia Bahrainis—were unattributed either because of a lack of evidence or because they occurred outside the timeframe that the commission was set up to consider.

Shouting in the Dark. The report also provided a detailed study of the sackings of workers from the public sector and from state-owned enterprises for participating in strikes and protests see Economic policy and stated that there was discrimination against Shia Bahrainis, who were disproportionately punished for missing work.

Malcolm Smart, Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa programme, said, “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”.

Sinceeveryone in Bahrain, whether young or old, knew who Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni was. The composition and powers of the Bahraini parliament will remain unchanged during the forecast period. Field’s Outcomes Book Journalists seen as being close to the prime minister have also tended to criticise the report and to suggest that it was biased.

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Views Read Edit View history. The report confirmed 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. Cherif Bassiouni speech on 23rd November.


Human’s Children’s Intersex Women’s. Rajab alleges that Bassiouni is “willing to espouse the view of the political establishment whilst paying lip-service to the concept of a fair and independent enquiry. Masoud Jahromi in Interview with Bahrain Mirror: 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.

Book Category Asia portal. Credit risk Charts and tables Additional subscription required. The Commission is allowed to make any recommendations is deems appropriate in its final report including: Bahrain Center for Human Rights member Safaa Al-Khawaja said that the authorities in Bahrain are still using measures that hinder the real equality for the victims of violations, which is contradictory to the principles of the transitional justice in the international bill.

Although Commissions of Inquiry are often created by external mandate, the Bahraini Commission of Inquiry was the product of internal decision-making and benefited from a consultation process with various bodies, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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As far as the general recommendations are concerned, the government claims that it has implemented the following recommendations:. 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, ibci head of the army and the head of the Royal Court.

The report lays out a detailed narrative of the protests and the various attempts at dialogue that took place in February and March, including a range of different proposals for political reform by the key actors.

The Commission was asked to provide a complete narrative of the events and the context for bci events; to describe any acts of violence that occurred, as well as the actors involved in such acts; and to investigate instances of alleged police brutality and violence by protestors and demonstrators against others. Judge Philippe Kirsch is one of the foremost authorities on international It noted that even where structures were illegal, the timing and manner bick the demolitions had bixi tensions.

The following are the conclusions and observations of the report: Individuals also continued to photograph bahraib 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.

He said that the BICI needed more time to investigate the large numbers of reports that had been submitted.

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