Civil Society Meets Representatives of the OHCHR

A number of civil society representatives met with the Coordinator of the Human Rights Conventions at the OHCHR, Ibrahim Salama and the Resident Representative of the Office of the High Commissioner in the Middle East in Beirut, Fatih Azzam who visited Bahrain in January 2010. Among those who attended the meeting are representatives of the Foreign and Interior Ministry, Public Prosecutor, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Development and the Supreme Council for Women. Also, this meeting included representatives of the Bahrain Human Rights Society, Women’s Union, the Bahrain Bar Society, the Bahrain Society for Human Rights Watch, the General Federation for Bahrain Trade Unions and the Bahrain Society for the Defense of Expatriates. This meeting came as preparation for the expected visit of the UN High Commissioner for Human rights Navi Pillay next April.