Commissioners Arrive in Bahrain
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) Commissioners, Professor Bassiouni (Chairman), Judge Philippe Kirsch of Canada and Belgium, Professor Sir Nigel Rodley of the United Kingdom, Dr. Mahnoush Arsanjani of Iran, and Dr. Badria Al-Awadhi of Kuwait have just arrived in Bahrain and will be holding the BICI’s first introductory meeting at the Bahrain National Museum on 24 July to which members of Bahrain’s political and civic societies have been invited.
The meeting will take place between 2.30 and 4pm. The BICI has invited various national groups representing civil society to attend and has endeavoured to ensure that a wide spectrum of Bahrain’s society is represented. Capacity at this event is limited to 300 seats. Members of the public wishing to attend this meeting are requested to write to the Commission via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
“I am pleased to be joined by my fellow Commissioners here in Bahrain. At this meeting, we shall explain what the Commission is about – its mandate and procedures and answer questions,” said Professor Bassiouni.
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry was established on 29 June 2011, in the Kingdom of Bahrain pursuant to Royal Order No. 28 by His Majesty, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The BICI is mandated to “investigate and report on the events occurring in Bahrain in February/March 2011, and any subsequent consequences arising out of the aforementioned events, and to make such recommendations as it may deem appropriate”.