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Bahrain: UN human rights review must spur action not hollow pledges

Headline Title:  Bahrain: UN human rights review must spur action not hollow pledges 19 September 2012 A new United Nations review of the human rights situation in Bahrain will have been a hollow exercise unless the Gulf kingdom follows it up with real action to implement its recommendations, Amnesty International said. On Wednesday the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted the outcome of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Bahrain – a four-yearly report card on the country’s human rights record. Bahrain’s government has fully accepted more than 140 out of the 176 recommendations…

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