International Praise of the Reforms and Bahrain Vows to Continue
on the Same Path
The American President, Barak Obama, praised the reforms initiated
by the King of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad bin Esa Al -Khalifa, and the
modernization of the state institutions. He noted that Bahrain is
being praised internationally for the reforms made. This was mentioned
last June during his meeting with the Crown Prince Sheikh Salman
bin Hamad Al- Khalifa.
On the other hand, the President of the UN Human Rights Council,
Eric Tistounet, praised Bahrain’s human rights file after being
reviewed as part of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism. In
order to achieve this success Bahrain was required to work with
both national institutions and civil society organizations.
On another related subject, the Bahrain Prime Minister, Sheikh
Khalifa bin Salman Al –Khalifa, affirmed Bahrain’s commitment to
promote human rights at the local and international levels. This
was stated in a letter delivered to the former President of the
UN Human rights Council, Dr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi, on 9 July
2009, in which he called for unifying efforts to ensure the realization
of justice and that human rights principles are used for the benefit
of the international community.