The Process for Complaints after 9th September
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) would like to sincerely thank all those who came forward since the establishment of the Commission to record their complaints. As of Friday, 9th September, the BICI is no longer accepting phone calls to set up appointments with its investigators. The BICI is expecting to meet with over 2000 people, amongst whom are victims and witnesses of the February/March 2011 unrest and their consequences in the ensuing period until 30th September 2011 – the final date for such interviews.
However, the BICI is looking forward to receiving further written complaints submitted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, in continuation of the BICI mandate and interest in hearing all parties. Complaints will only be accepted if the following documents are included:
- The relevant complaints form is used to record the violation, which is available from the Commission website: www.bici.org.bh;
- A scan of the complainant’s identification card and the accurate inclusion of their CPR number;
- Scanned copies of all supportive documents to the complaint;
- If possible, more than one contact number in order to allow the investigator to contact the complainant, should further information be required.
The BICI team has exerted their utmost efforts in the collection of the maximum amount of complaints possible and in the record of human rights violations. As a result, the BICI would like to remind respondents to cooperate with the Commission and fulfill the requirements outlined for complaints to be accepted in order to allow the BICI to complete its work in the best manner possible.