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About the National Institution for Human Rights of the Kingdom of Bahrain

07 November 2021
About the National Institution for Human Rights of the Kingdom of Bahrain

The National Institution for Human Rights of the Kingdom of Bahrain was established by the relevant Royal Decree of 2009, as well as the Law of the Kingdom of 2014 and it is located in the capital of Bahrain — Manama.

The National Human Rights Institution has a Council of Commissioners composed of 11 members, including the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson.

Members of the Council of Commissioners shall be selected from advisory firms, academic organizations, civil society organizations, unions, social, economic and professional institutions, human rights defenders, provided that woman and minorities are adequately represented.

Individual appointed members of the Council of Commissioners shall fulfill the following conditions: (a) holding Bahraini nationality, (b) not under the age of thirty years, © having familiarity and interest in Human Rights issues, (d) being of good conduct and reputation, (e) have not been convicted of a criminal punishment, or freedom restraining penalty in a crime related to moral baseness or dishonesty, unless (he/she) has been rehabilitated.

Members of the Council of Commissioners shall be appointed by Royal Order for a period of four years, renewable for similar terms. Appointments shall take place after consultation with relevant bodies of civil society and various other organizations.

The goals of the institution are aimed at the development and protection of human rights, ensuring compliance with the Paris Principles on National Institutions to protect and promote human rights, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations resolution 48/134 of 20 December 1993. The National Institution for Human Rights of the Kingdom of Bahrain has a B accreditation status in accordance with the Paris Principles.

Chairman of the National Institution for Human Rights of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Chairman of the Council of Commissioners of the National Institute for Human Rights — Ali Ahmed Alderazi.

Law No (26) of 2014 on the Establishment of the National Institution for Human Rights with amendments

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