Recommendation 1723 (c)

To reinstate all students who have not been criminally charged with an act of violence and to put in place a procedure whereby students who were expelled on legitimate grounds may apply for reinstatement after a reasonable period of time, and to adopt clear and fair standards for disciplinary measures against students and to ensure that they are applied in a fair and impartial manner.

Status

It is believed that all students have been reinstated. There is no information available about disciplinary standards. On 4 March 2012, 20 girls were suspended from primary school for a week for allegedly chanting political slogans.

Government Claim

(source: www.govactions.bh on 3/3/2012)

All students that have not been convicted with acts of violence have been reinstated. Student charged but not convicted have also been reinstated. On (b), if students are convicted, both the University and the Polytechnic will have procedures in place to readmit students after a reasonable period of time.

On (c), Bahrain university is in the process of amending its bye-laws (including rules and procedures for investigation) to bring them into line with international standards. The bye-laws will be further reviewed by experts form UNESCO (see the MoU signed by the Ministry of Education below). Once approved, the bye-laws will be copied by other private institutions.

Recommendation 1723 (c)
Reinstate students not charged with violence, adopt procedures for reinstatement of legitimately expelled students, adopt and fairly apply clear disciplinary standards against students
Status: Partial
Government claim: In Progress

Summary:

  • Implementation It is believed that all students have been reinstated
  • No Details There is no information available about disciplinary standards
  • Background In a recent case, students were suspended for allegedly chanting political slogans