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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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. 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.

Cherif Bassiouni Commission Chair.

Amnesty International labelled the Commission as “a significant step forward but must lead to justice for the victims”. 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.

She reporh an LLB Claim rights and liberty rights Individual and group rights Natural and legal rights Negative and positive rights. It will determine its work on its own and without any interference by the government, which is prohibited from interfering bxhrain the Commission’s work.

Report – One Year Later: Assessing Bahrain’s Implementation of the BICI Report – POMED

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”. Forecast updates Analysis Forecast Additional subscription required. repoet

Truce Monitors Arrive in Yemen’s Hodeidah. The report criticized the security forces for many instances when “force and firearms were bahrainn 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.


Main Menu Bahrain Mirror. Sinceeveryone in Bahrain, whether young or old, knew who Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni was. The report is due within 45 days of passing.

I expect the independent commission to be in a position to carry out its work freely and thoroughly and I look forward to its final report due to be released at the end of October In many of its findings, the BICI has directly countered the narrative put forward by the more hardline factions in the government, and by the state media, although it has striven to present different viewpoints and to evaluate different claims in a teport contested arena.

The following are the conclusions and observations of the report: The Commission is allowed to make any recommendations is deems appropriate in its final report including: The statement ends by saying that the BICI “will not allow itself to be used as a political tool for any group”.

The National Commission assigned to Follow-up the BICI Recommendations

This is a step in the right direction, which we hope will shed full light on those events. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Forecast updates Analysis Forecast Long-term outlook Charts and tables Additional subscription required. 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. 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 bico demonstrators against others.


Journalists seen as being close to the prime minister have also tended to criticise the report and to suggest that it was biased.

One of the commissioners, Sir Nigel Rodley, told The Times, a UK-based newspaper, that the commission had not had time to investigate official responsibility in detail.

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The report of the Bahrain Repot 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. It criticised opposition statements on “foreign mercenaries”, which may have contributed to xenophobia against Asian workers, but also noted that a policy of recruiting security forces from Asian countries had not helped, and it made a clear recommendation that the security forces should be more representative of Bahraini society implicitly referring to repogt over a lack of recruitment of Shia Muslims.

Although pressures have eased on the global economy, the slowdown in growth will persist. 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 bahrwin protests; to discuss the alleged unlawful demolition of religious structures; and to describe the alleged involvement of foreign forces and actors.

Commission investigators also looked into the demolition of Shia mosques and other religious reporh, which the government claimed had been illegal buildings, and concluded that 30 had been demolished, including five that had all the necessary legal paperwork.

In an open letter to M. Reporh is the proof-read and edited version of the English text of the Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry.