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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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 In early 2011, simmering political tensions peaked with largely peaceful demonstrations in which thousands of Bahrainis called for substantial democratic reforms. Authorities responded with lethal force, resulting in 20 deaths,…
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Map of Bahrain   Source: United Nations Summary In July 2011, the ruler of Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa established the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), comprising five international jurists, headed by Cherif Bassiouni. BICI…
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 Civic engagement and political activism have long played an

 important role in Bahrain, a Gulf nation 30 kilometers off the coast of Saudi

 Arabia that is home to some 1.2…
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 Migrant Worker Abuse in Bahrain and the Government Reform
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 Employer and Recruitment Abuses
 against Migrant Workers
 Attacks against Migrant…
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 Targets of Retribution 
 Attacks against Medics, Injured Protesters, and Health
 Facilities
  
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 Methodology
 I. Background
 II. Restrictions on Provision…
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 Slow Reform
 Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia and the
 Middle East
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 Recommendations to Governments of Labor-Receiving Countries
 To Labor
 Ministries and Parliaments
 To
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 Torture Redux 
 The Revival of Physical Coercion during Interrogations in
 Bahrain
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 Key Recommendations
 I. Methodology
 II. Background
 Bahrain’s Security Forces and Law Enforcement Apparatus
 Cases…