Past event

Invitation Only

Bahrain after the Bassiouni Commission

Chatham House, London

Middle East and North Africa Programme, Future Trends in the GCC

Event documents

Agenda: Bahrain after the Bassiouni Commission
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Professor Sir Nigel Rodley KBE, Professor of Law, University of Essex and Commissioner, Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry
Ambassador Alice Samaan, Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General, Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society
Dr Abdullatif Al-Mahmood, President, The Gathering of National Unity 
Suhail Al Gosaibi, CEO, Falak Enterprises
Maryam Al Khawaja, Bahrain Centre for Human Rights
Mohammed Mattar, political activist


The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, a royally appointed commission that has investigated the events of February and March 2011 in Bahrain, has now issued its detailed report on human rights violations and their political context. The report provides a window of opportunity for much-needed reform and reconciliation in a strategically important country that has undergone unprecedented political turbulence this year. Much, however, will depend on the actions that are taken in the coming weeks. 

This invitation-only conference will bring together representatives of the Commission and the Bahraini government, leaders of political movements, human rights activists, diplomats, academics and investors for a frank and forward-looking debate about the next steps for Bahrain.

This event is full and registration has closed.

The event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.