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.