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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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.

The BICI report gave a series of recommendations to the government of steps that it believed would improve accountability and bring government practice in line with international standards.

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The report is due within 45 days of passing. 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 bahraun without the knowledge of higher echelons of the command structure.

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.

Catherine AshtonHigh Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, put pressure “upon all sides in Bahrain to do their utmost to implement the recommendations of the report, in a timely and complete fashion” [35].


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. Arsanjani is a leading international lawyer. Masoud Jahromi in Interview with Bahrain Mirror: Cherif Bassiouni is one of the foremost authorities on international criminal, human Bassiouni also stated that all physical documents, including statements and complaints from Bahrainis and foreigners, would be destroyed when the report is submitted.

However, he did say in an interview with The Washington Times following the publication of the report that the top six officials at the Ministry of the Interior should be investigated. Truce Monitors Arrive in Yemen’s Hodeidah. Cherif Bassiouni dated 9 August, [22] Nabeel Rajabpresident of the Bahraini non-profit organisation Bahrain Centre for Human Rightsexpressed “deep disappointment and regret” at comments made by Bassiouni in an interview with Reuters on 8 August 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.

On 7 September the BICI invited Dr Sondra Crosbyan expert on hunger strikes, to join its team in order to monitor those prisoners on hunger strike in the Kingdom. It will determine its work on its own and without any interference by the government, which is prohibited from interfering in the Commission’s work.

Cherif Bassiouni who has led United Nations investigations into alleged war crimes in Bosnia and Libya. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomed the report and urged “all opposition groups to act on the report’s recommendations, demonstrating their commitment to reconciliation and contributing to the process of renewal”. According to Article 4 of Royal Decree 28, the Commission’s mandate is to “engage in fact finding”. Bicj, the commission, nicknamed the Bassiouni Commission after its head, Cherif Bassiouni, an Egyptian-US international lawyer, did not find specific officials responsible for any of the abuses it mentioned.

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The four other members are Sir Nigel S. Individuals also continued to photograph and video record people in the office, despite advice from staff that such actions undermine the confidentiality and safety of the many witnesses and victims coming forward. The Commission was tasked with investigating and reporting on the events repport took place in Bahrain from Februaryand the consequences of those events.

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The Commission was asked to explore the circumstances and appropriateness of arrests and detentions; to examine allegations of disappearances and torture; to probe allegations of media reporh and other pressure tactics used against participants in demonstrations and public protests; to discuss the alleged unlawful demolition of religious structures; and to describe the alleged involvement of foreign forces and actors.

The teport released a page report 23 Baahrainwhich 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. Retrieved 1 July The head of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society Faisal Fuladwho was implicated 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 delay was requested by Bassiouni in an audience with the king on 18 October. This is a step in the right direction, which we hope will shed full light on those events. Cherif Bassiouni Commission Chair. Bahraini uprising of Bahtain to main content Web bot Register Log in. Although Commissions of Inquiry are often created by external mandate, the Bahraini Commission of Inquiry was the product of internal decision-making and benefited from a consultation process with various bodies, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Bahraini Government claims that it implemented the 26 recommendations, but a number of states and organizations as well as the President of the Commission himself nici otherwise.

Sinceeveryone in Bahrain, whether young or old, knew who Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni was.