Meetings of BHRM in Geneva
On 22-26 November 2010, the President of the BHRM Hasan Moosa
Shafaie visited Geneva in a working trip, during which he met several
human rights officials from various international human rights organizations
at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
|With Ms. Rose
|With Mr.Thomson & Ms. Schaufelberger
|With Mr. Mesli
Shafaie met the Chief of Human Rights Treaties Branch at the
OHCHR, Mr. Ibrahim Salama, and discussed Bahrain’s commitment to
the international agreements it has signed.
He also met the Chief of Civil Society Unit, Ms. June Ray as
well as the Human Rights Officer for the Bahrain section Mr. Predrag
Zivkovic. Discussions in both meetings revolved around the latest
human rights developments in Bahrain and the role of the National
Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) in the development of Bahraini
civil society organizations.
As a member of the NIHR, Shafaie also met the Human Rights Officer
for National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section, Afrain
Shahidzadeh in the presence of the Representative of the International
Liaison Committee of National Human Rights Institutions, Ms. Katharine
Rose. During the meeting, the accomplishments and committees of
the NIHR in Bahrain were discussed, as well as some activities carried
out by the NIHR, such as prison visits and supervising recent elections.
Shafaie also met the Legal Director of the Legal Section at the
AlKarama Organization for Human Rights, Rachid Mesli, and discussed
with him the scope of mutual cooperation. He also met the Secretary
General of the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT),
Mark Thomson, with the presence of Esther Schaufelberger, the Programme
Officer at the APT, and discussed with them the need of organising
more training workshops in Bahrain.