Bahrain’s monarchy is eager to portray the country as stable and secure as it prepares to host the Formula One race this weekend. Last year, the Bahrain Grand Prix was canceled amidst the brutal crackdown on protesters.
Despite calls to cancel due to human rights abuses, Bahrain's monarchy will host the Formula One race this weekend. The move to host the event amid protests signals an effort by the government to appear stable and secure.
This past November, DePaul University professor Cherif Bassiouni had the unusual task of sitting down with the King of Bahrain to tell him about injustices that were carried out in his country, on his watch.
The Arab uprisings have kept DePaul University professor emeritus Cherif Bassiouni very busy. Last summer, he went to Libya to monitor the revolution. He also headed a controversial report about alleged government abuses in Bahrain.
A preeminent international law expert, DePaul University’s Cherif Bassiouni helped create the International Criminal Court and has investigated war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Afghanistan.