NIHR Organises a Round Table Entitled: “The Extent of Application of Alternative Sanctions to Women Convicts”
Within the framework of its role aimed at spreading and enhancing awareness of the principles of human rights for all segments of society, the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) organised a round table entitled: "The extent of Application of Alternative Sanctions to Women Convicts", with the participation of representatives of the Supreme Judicial Council and the Ministry of Interior, and a number of representatives of civil society institutions concerned with women's affairs.
The event was moderated by Dr. Bader Mohamed Adel, a member of the NIHR Council of Commissioners, where he highlighted the role of the official authorities in the implementation procedures of the Alternative Sanctions and Measures Law on women convicts, and identified the challenges that those authorities may face in applying the law.
The event discussed the mechanism for applying the Alternative Sanctions and Measures Law and the authorities concerned with its implementation, and the role of the support agencies in activating and evaluating the law, especially for female inmates, in addition to the role of the official authorities in the Kingdom of Bahrain in enhancing the capabilities for the effective implementation of the provisions of the law by expanding its application and involving everyone, including the private sector and civil society organisations, in the implementation thereof.
At the conclusion of the event, the participants reached conclusions and recommendations aimed at strengthening and activating community partnership with civil society institutions concerned with women, and making more efforts to educate society in this regard through holding awareness-raising events, as well as the importance of contributing to the development of relevant national legislation, and opening the way For civil society organisations to participate as bodies in which alternative punishment is applied.This event contributes to educating society and demonstrating the great development in the Justice System in the Kingdom of Bahrain in order to promote and protect human rights in general, and the rights of persons with restricted freedom, including women, in particular.