SALAM: After Rejection of Revocation Complaint, Victims Have Right to Bring Case to International Authorities
In the latest developments of the stripping of nationality of 31 Bahraini nationals decision, passed by the Interior ministry in Bahrain on the 7th of November 2012, one of the stripped nationals has brought forward a complaint to the national judiciary – as directed by the original statement that published by the ministry. But the administrative court has rejected this complaint, which was brought by Mr Ibrahim Karimi.
We have followed and studied closely the rationale behind the revocation decision and this rejection of complaint in particular. As such, Bahrain SALAM confirms that the decision was passed in contravention of an array of national laws, and in essence void of any correct legal procedure when it was passed. Further, it is a grave breach of the rights of the 31 nationals that were affected, and has posed considerable pressure on their families and violated their rights.
The rejection of the complaint brought forth by Mr Karimi, which was within his right to bring it, clearly illustrates a questionability regarding the independence and neutrality of the judiciary. With such, we believe the international community should maintain its legal and ethical obligations, and allow for an opportunity for the victims to bring the case to international authorities to consider.