The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, registered with the Bahraini Ministry of Labor and Social Services since July 2002. Despite an order by the authorities in November 2004 to close, the BCHR is still functioning after gaining a wide local and international support for its struggle to promote human rights in Bahrain.
The Bahrain kingdom, comprising 40 islands and located in the Arabic Gulf, and has significant problems in terms of childrens rights. Freedom of speech, rights to identity and to non-discrimination are not fully respected. Thus, the Committee on the Rights of the Child expressed concern about the situation of Bahraini children and recommended the country take steps to improve their living conditions.