What have parliamentarians done for you? – March 2015

A 70-page report analyzing the activity of each of Bahrain’s 40 MPs and rating their effectiveness so far.

 

A week in the Bahrain Parliament: 26 Feb – 4 Mar 2015

  • Parliamentary attack on free visas
  • Public sector bonuses
  • Regulating street vendors
  • Absentee MPs
  • Penal Code reforms

A week in the Bahrain Parliament: 19 – 25 Feb 2015

  • Houses of Parliament clash over Bahraini recruitment bill
  • Foreign firms targeting Bahraini military personnel for recruitment
  • Plan for 25,000 new housing units on track
  • Al-Aradi hopes for public action against failing MPs
  • Awaiting the State Budget

A week in the Bahrain Parliament: 12 – 18 Feb 2015

  • Unpaid leave for officials under investigation
  • Pay cuts threatened for non-attending MPs
  • Health fees standoff between MPs and Government
  • Walkout aftermath
  • Parliamentary blocs forming?

A week in the Bahrain Parliament: 6 – 11 Feb 2015

  • Government discusses strategies for reducing spending
  • Disruption of weekly Parliament session
  • Protection of families from violence & women’s right to work
  • MPs oppose health fees for non-Bahraini workers
  • Reducing benefits for ministers
  • Delayed housing projects
  • Rotten meat
  • Draft media law withdrawn
  • MPs propose removing obstacles to questioning ministers
  • Punishments approved for abuse against women & inciting minors to crime
  • Interviews with deputy head of Parliament

A week in the Bahrain Parliament: 29 Jan – 5 Feb 2015

  • 2015-2018 Government Action Plan
  • A “new constitutional code of practice”
  • How did deputies vote and why?
  • Amendments to the Action Plan
  • Government Action Plan time line

A week in the Bahrain Parliament: 22 – 28 Jan 2015

  • 2015-2018 Government Action Plan
  • Yet another extension
  • Vote deadline approaches
  • Information Minister: 40 proposals accepted

A week in the Bahrain Parliament: 15 – 21 Jan 2015

  • 2015-2018 Government Action Plan
  • Citizens for Bahrain comment: A new phase for democracy in Bahrain
  • Shura Council rejects preferential treatment for Bahraini workers
  • Interview with Head of Parliament
  • MPs vote on 39 bills postponed from previous Parliament
  • French cartoons
  • Government Action Plan fact-file
  • See Citizens for Bahrain’s profile

A week in the Bahrain Parliament: 9 – 14 Jan 2015

  • 2015-2018 Government Action Plan
  • Will elected MPs reject the Government’s Action Plan?
  • Housing
  • Strengthening the role and rights of women in Bahrain
  • Annual Audit Report

Ten milestones for Bahraini democracy

  • 2001 referendum on the National Action Charter
  • 2002, 2006 & 2010 parliamentary & municipal elections
  • 2008: Vision 2030 Initiative
  • 2011 unrest – a step backwards
  • 2011-2012: Implementation of BICI recommendations
  • 2012 Constitutional Amendments
  • 2011-2014 National Dialogue process
  • October 2014 election boundary changes
  • November 2014 elections
  • 2015-2018 Government Action Plan

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A victory for Bahraini democracy

3 February parliamentary approval of 2015-2018 Government Action Plan

 

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