Launch of Website for Comprehensive Human Rights Review

On 26 April 2009, a website was launched for the Comprehensive Periodic Review of human rights in Bahrain, in both Arabic and English. The website aims to prepare a database on human rights, develop a human rights culture through information dissemination, promotion and development of human rights. The launch was under the auspices of Dr. Nazar Al Baharna, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and in full cooperation with state and human rights bodies.

The website is the first of its kind worldwide and provides information in different fields including women and child rights, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and fundamental freedoms. It also includes a discussion forum where visitors are able to participate with their opinions and suggestions. The United Nations Representative in Bahrain Mr. Al Aga said during the occasion that Bahrain has accomplished real steps towards the implementation of a number its obligations he mentioned during the Comprehensive Review. He added that Bahrain is an example to other countries in the region on how to deal with the Review requirements.