The Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, released at the same time of its submission to HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on 23rd November 2011, can be downloaded in its entirety and is available on the homepage.

Prof M. Cherif Bassiouni speech on 23rd November

Final Audit of the BICI Account

03 09 2011

Deadline for scheduling of interviews

The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) urges individuals and societies with complaints which fall under the Commission’s fact-finding mandate to schedule interviews with its investigating team over the next week, until Thursday 8th September.

The BICI has hired four more investigators to augment its current team in order to accommodate further complaints which fall under its mandate of investigating human rights violations in Bahrain since the events of February and March 2011. Between them, the new investigators are expected to interview 1000 people and the BICI would like to remind interested parties of the deadline of 30th September and the importance of contacting the Commission by 8th September through the allocated hotlines in order to schedule an interview.

Appointments can be made by phoning any of the following five hotlines: +973 3655 5017, +973 3655 5018, +973 3647 9024, +973 3640 5265 and +973 3640 5270. In addition, it should be noted that with the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, working hours of the Commission are now 0900-1500 and 1700-2000.

The final report is due to be submitted on 30th October to HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and will be made public in its entirety. 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”.