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National Institution for Human Rights in the Kingdom of Bahrain Associate Member since 2016.

Building 2771, Road 2835
Seef District 428,
PO Box 10808
Kingdom of Bahrain
P: +973 17 111 666 F: +973 17 111 600 W: www.nihr.org.bh


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2016 (21st Annual Meeting)


The National Institution for Human Rights was established by Law 26/2014, amended by Law-Decree 20/2016.

Role and functions

Pursuant to Article 12 of the Law, the National Institution has a broad mandate to promote and protect human rights, including to:

  • Participate in the production and implementation of a national plan for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Kingdom.
  • Examine domestic legislation and regulations which are related to human rights, and recommend amendments.
  • Consider the conformity of domestic legislation and regulations with regional and international human rights treaties and submit proposals and recommendations to the competent authorities that promote and protect human rights.
  • Submit parallel reports and participate in the drafting and discussion of the Kingdom's periodic reports regarding the implementation of regional and international human rights conventions.
  • Monitor and investigate human rights violations including recommending initiatives to end to such violations and comment, where necessary, on the reactions and positions of the competent authorities.
  • Receive, examine and consider and assist in the resolution of complaints related to human rights.
  • Conduct announced and unannounced field visits to monitor human rights situation in correctional institutions, detention centres, labour gatherings, health and education centres and other public places.
  • Cooperate with authorities concerned with cultural, media and educational affairs to promote a culture of awareness and respect for human rights.
  • Cooperate with national bodies, regional and international organisations, and relevant institutions in other countries concerned with the promotion and protection of human rights.
  • Host human rights conferences, conduct research and organise training and educational events.
  • Participate in national and international human rights forums and meetings of regional and international bodies.
  • Disseminate newsletters, publications, data and special reports on its website.


Mr. Ali Ahmed Al-Derazi

Mr. Khaled Abdulaziz Al-Shaer
Vice Chairperson

Dr. Fawzeya Saeed Alsaleh
Head, General Rights and Freedoms Committee

Dr. Malallah Jaafar Alhammadi
Head, Detention and Facilities Visitation Committee

Dr. Hooreya Abbas Hasan

Dr. Bader Mohamed Adel

Mrs. Deena Abdulrahman Alladhi

Mrs. Rawdha Salman Alaradi

Mrs. Hala Ramzy Fayez

Mr. Ahmed Subah Alsaloom

Mr. Daniel Cohen

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  1. Human rights program for the summer students camp of the Police Royal Academy - National Human Rights Institution for the Kingdom of Bahrain