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.