Michael Polak is instructed by the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights to seek Magnitsky-style sanctions against the Bahraini Government under the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime. Michael leads Annahita Moradi of One Pump Court as Junior Counsel.
This follows the Bahraini Government’s repeated commission of human rights abuses. According to the available evidence, these include enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests and detentions, inhuman treatment and torture, due process interferences, and extrajudicial executions in a campaign to systematically crack down on freedoms of peaceful assembly and association, opinion and expression.
The aim of the proposed sanctions is to hold the Bahraini Government and its officials accountable for their egregious human rights violations. For further details on this case please visit ECDHR’s website following this link: https://www.ecdhr.org/?p=1108