Bahrain Human Rights Society
The Bahrain Human Rights Society is a non-governmental organization established in May 2001 and is registered with the Ministry of Social Development in the Kingdom of Bahrain under registration No. ( /ج/ت.ث 142). The Society was the first licensed society in the Kingdom of Bahrain specializing in the field of human rights.
The Society seeks to achieve, maintain, and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms contained in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the charters of the United Nations, foremost of which is the International Covenant on Human Rights, covenants, charters, declarations, and protocols issued by the United Nations and other international organizations concerned with human rights.
The Society cooperates with regional and international organizations working in the field of human rights. BHRS is a member of the International Federation for Human Rights ( FiDH – www.fidh.org), the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty ( WCADP – www.worldcoalition.org), the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND – www.annd.org), and the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR – wwwaohr.net). BHRS also cooperates closely with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Right (UN OHCHR – www.ohchr.org).