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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 BICI report gave a series of recommendations to the government of steps that it believed would improve accountability and bring government bahain in line with international standards.

It will determine its work on its own and without any interference by the government, which is prohibited from interfering in the Commission’s work.

According to a statement released by the BICI on bahraij August, individuals “yelled insults, posted threatening messages on the office walls, sent threats via text and email, and even physically shoved and spat at a member of staff”.

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.

An electronic copy of the documents will be kept at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague repoet ten years. The report was released 23 November 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.

Claim rights and liberty rights Individual and group rights Natural and legal rights Negative and positive rights. This is a step in the right direction, which we hope will shed full light on those events. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomed the report and urged “all opposition groups to act on the report’s recommendations, demonstrating their commitment to reconciliation and contributing to the process of renewal”.

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Forecast updates Analysis Forecast Long-term outlook Charts and tables Additional bahtain required. Natural law Positive law Sovereignty Universal jurisdiction. Book Category Asia portal. According to Article 9 of Royal Decree 28, the Commission’s final report should include the following:. Malcolm Smart, Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa feport, 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”.


Market opportunities Business environment Additional subscription required. The Commission was asked to provide a complete narrative of the events and the context for these 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.

Retrieved from ” https: The report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry BICIa royally appointed commission of senior international lawyers that has been investigating the unrest of February and March this year, has proven not to be the whitewash that some opposition groups suspected it would be.

The BICI is described by human rights group Amnesty International as “an impressive line-up of independent international experts”. Retrieved 1 July On 7 September the BICI invited Dr Sondra Crosbyan expert on hunger strikes, to join its team in order to monitor those prisoners on hunger strike in the Kingdom.

Following is the proof-read and edited version of the English text of the Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry. Views Read Edit View history. The Commission is allowed to make any recommendations is deems appropriate in its final report including: Cherif Bassiouni is one of the foremost authorities on international criminal, human The statement ends by saying that the BICI “will not allow itself to be used as a political tool for any group”.

Part of the Arab Spring. The report criticized the security forces for many instances when “force and firearms were used in an excessive manner that was, on many occasions, unnecessary, disproportionate, and indiscriminate;” and found that certain abuses, such as destruction of property, “could not have happened without the knowledge of higher echelons of the command structure. 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”.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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. Skip to main content Web bot Register Log in. 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.

Her appointment was instigated on “humanitarian grounds due to the deep concern of the BICI with the plight of the prisoners and detainees who are on hunger strike”. 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.

Retrieved 11 March It noted that even where structures were illegal, the timing and manner of the demolitions had inflamed tensions.

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There are no substantive changes to the report. The report was welcomed by many international governments. Field’s Outcomes Book Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry.

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