Updates and announcements – new projects, new members, new events

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Below is some of what has been keeping us busy The Bahrain Watch team has been quietly busy over the past few months setting up new collaborations, making some internal changes, playing with new ideas and tactics in striving to make sure it can continue making an impact with it’s limited resources. To help us… Read more »

FCO claims 38 year old secret document would jeapordise British base in Bahrain

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London tribunal begins today to decide on the release of secret documents Today, the Information Rights Tribunal in London is considering whether to order the Foreign Office to reveal secret communications between Foreign Office officials which are nearly 40 years old. In June 2013, Marc Jones, a Durham university PhD student and member of the… Read more »

OECD condemns Gamma International after conclusion of its investigation

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British-German surveillance company Gamma has been condemned by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for its failure to adhere to human rights and due diligence standards, after a two year investigation into the company’s sale of surveillance technology to Bahrain.   The OECD’s UK National Contact Point (NCP) concluded on Thursday that Gamma International… Read more »

منظمة التعاون الاقتصادي و التنمية تدين شركة غاما الدولية بعد إنهاء تحقيقها

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أدانت منظمة التعاون الاقتصادي و التنمية شركة غاما للمراقبة و التجسس البريطانية-الألمانية الأصل، و ذلك لفشلها في الالتزام بمبادئ حقوق الإنسان و بمعايير إجراءات التقصي اللازمة بعد تحقيق استمر لمدة عامين في مبيعات الشركة لتقنيات التجسس لحكومة البحرين.   فقد أعلنت جهة الاتصال الوطنية بالمملكة المتحدة التابعة لمنظمة التعاون الاقتصادي و التنمية اليوم الخميس أنه… Read more »