Alleged human rights violations in Bahrain
Lead NCPGermany
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by several NGOs regarding the activities of a German multinational enterprise allegedly operating in Bahrain.
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights
Date6 Feb 2013
Host country(ies)Bahrain
Industry sectorInformation and communication

Read the final statement issued by the German NCP concluding the specific instance - May 2014

In February 2013, the German NCP received a request for review from several NGOs alleging that a German multinational enterprise had breached the human rights provisions of the Guidelines in Bahrain. It is alleged that the company contributed to human rights violations by providing maintenance of spying technology for the Bahraini government.

The NCP undertook an initial assessment and accepted the specific instance for further consideration as regards the enterprise's general due diligence. The NCP offered its assistance to parties on this basis, however the NGOs did not accept the offer. The NCP regrets that this is the case. The NCP however concluded the specific instance and issued a final statement on their website.