On November 23, , the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) issued a page report summarizing its findings regarding the February-March . Head of Most Famous Report in Bahrain’s History Meets his End, Leaves Mark on Memories BICI Report Spoke of Qatar Mediation to Resolve Bahraini Crisis. In , the US State Department released a report analyzing the Bahraini government’s implementation of the BICI recommendations.

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Truce Monitors Arrive in Yemen’s Hodeidah. Bassiouni also stated that all physical documents, including statements and complaints bkci Bahrainis and foreigners, would be destroyed when the report is submitted. The Commission was tasked with investigating and reporting on the events that took place in Bahrain from Februaryand the consequences of those events.

An electronic copy of the documents will be kept at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague for ten years. Retrieved 1 July The Commission was asked to provide a complete narrative of the events and the context for these events; to describe any acts of violence that occurred, as well as the actors involved in bkci acts; and to investigate instances of alleged police brutality and violence by protestors and demonstrators against others.

Bahraini uprising of Skip to main content Web bot Register Log in. The statement ends by saying that the BICI “will not allow itself to be used as a political tool for any group”.

The remaining deaths—mainly but not reporrt of Shia Bahrainis—were unattributed either because of a lack of evidence or because they occurred outside the timeframe that the commission was set up to bzhrain. She obtained reporh LLB Cherif Bassiouni who has led United Nations investigations into alleged war crimes in Bosnia and Libya. The commission released a page report 23 Novemberwhich took 9, testimonies, offered an extensive chronology of events, documented 46 deaths, allegations of torture, and more than 4, cases of employees dismissed for participating in protests.

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There are repodt substantive changes to the report. The Arab League General Secretariat hailed the establishment of the Commission as a step that will “meet Bahrain people’s aspirations and bolster constitutional establishments beyond any foreign interference to subvert the Kingdom’s independence, sovereignty and stability and undermine its Arab identity.


I expect the independent commission to be bcii a position to carry out its work freely and thoroughly and I look forward to its final report bixi to be released at the end of October The delay was requested by Bassiouni in an eeport with the king on 18 October. The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry BICIalso known locally in Bahrain as the Bassiouni Commissionwas established by the King of Bahrain on 29 June [1] tasked with looking into the incidents that occurred during the period of unrest in Bahrain in February and March and the consequences of these events.

According to Article 4 of Royal Decree 28, the Commission’s mandate is to “engage in fact finding”. Following is the proof-read and edited version of the English text of the Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry.

Commission investigators also looked into the demolition of Shia mosques and other religious structures, which the government claimed had been illegal buildings, and concluded that 30 had been demolished, including five that had all the necessary legal paperwork. It also said that there was no evidence that Gulf Co-operation Council GCC forces had been involved in human rights abuses.

The national opposition democratic forces stressed that most of the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry BICIissued on November 23,were not implemented. The report also provided a detailed study of the sackings of workers from the public sector and from state-owned enterprises for participating in strikes and protests see Economic policy and stated that there was discrimination against Shia Bahrainis, who were disproportionately punished for missing work.

However, only some of the sacked workers have been reinstated. US President Barack Obama praised the establishment of the Commission on 2 July and said that, “by providing an independent assessment of what happened and identifying those responsible, the Royal Commission will play an essential role in advancing reconciliation, justice, and peace in Bahrain.

Arsanjani is a leading international lawyer. Overall, the report would seem to be a boost for the crown prince and his supporters in the ruling family bidi the government, at the expense of more hardline figures such as the prime minister, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, the head of the army and the head of the Royal Court. Her baahrain was instigated on “humanitarian grounds due to the deep concern of the BICI nici the plight of the prisoners and detainees who are on hunger strike”.


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The four other members are Sir Nigel S. Cherif Bassiouni is one of the foremost bahrqin on international criminal, human The BICI found that the strikes—for which many workers have been sacked and some imprisoned—had been legal. The head of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society Faisal Fuladwho was repirt in the Bandargate scandal[26] believe that the continued attempts to discredit the BICI are part of a concerted campaign by the opposition to delegitimise the Commission’s findings.

The BICI is described by human bahdain group Amnesty International as “an impressive line-up of independent international experts”. Judge Philippe Kirsch Q. The report was released 23 November Human’s Children’s Intersex Women’s.

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Forecast updates Analysis Forecast Additional subscription required. At one time, he was deemed a mark of condemnation against the regime, and at other times, a sign of the controversy surrounding the truth of what was still taking place in the country. Participating in HARDtalkRajab said the commission was not independent and that the king has failed to deliver its recommendations which he accepted. Sinceeveryone in Bahrain, whether young or old, knew who Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni was.

Main Menu Bahrain Mirror. Field’s Outcomes Book Retrieved from ” https: The following are the conclusions and observations of the report: The report criticized the security forces for many instances when “force and firearms were used in an excessive manner that was, on many occasions, unnecessary, disproportionate, and indiscriminate;” and found that certain abuses, such as destruction of property, “could not have happened without the knowledge of higher echelons of the command structure.

It criticised opposition statements on “foreign mercenaries”, which may have contributed to xenophobia against Asian workers, but also noted that a policy of recruiting security forces from Asian countries had not helped, and it made a clear recommendation that the security forces should be more representative of Bahraini society implicitly referring to grievances over a lack of recruitment of Shia Muslims.