Call to Monitor the NIHR
On 30 April 2010, the Bahrain Human Rights Society issued a statement
in which it called for the establishment of a national alliance,
including civil society institutions to supervise the performance
of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR). The objective
is to push this institution to adhere to the Paris Principles, which
represent the values of independence, effectiveness, transparency,
accountability, adopting important human rights files, protecting
human rights defenders and developing relationships between this
institution and civil society. The Society saw that the success
of the NIHR depends on its ability to build strong and positive
relations with various social segments and civil and political institutions.
It is noteworthy that both Salman Kamaldeen and Abdulla Drazi who
are prominent leaders in the Bahrain Human Rights Society are also
the President and member of the NIHR respectively.