BHRM Welcomes the Establishment of the National Foundation for Human Rights

The Bahrain Human Rights Monitor (BHRM) welcomed the establishment of the National Foundation for Human Rights (NFHR) and believes that it is a major step in this regard. It also stressed the importance of the NFHR’s independence and impartiality and the need for it to be provided with all sufficient financial resources and human expertise in order to perform its tasks adequately. On 13 November 2009, the BHRM issued a statement in which it called on all human rights organizations and human rights activists in Bahrain to cooperate with the newly established NFHR. The statement explained that the NFHR is undergoing a real test related to performance and dealings with the concerned parties inside and outside the country and stated that it was crucial for the NFHR to be effective and transparent.