Parliament blocs fail to win posts: A week in politics

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14-19 October 2016

After a four and a half months’ holiday, the two parliamentary chambers came back together again this week. The main order of business was agreeing chairman positions in the five permanent committees; and in the case of the Shura Council, voting on the first and second deputy chairperson positions.

Committee rivalry

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Why is Bahrain the top destination for expats?

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Bahrain has been recently named as the number one destination for expats living the Middle East, according to recent surveys by HSBC and Expat Insider, which also rated Bahrain as one of the top ten locations in the world for expat residents. 

More than half of the population in Bahrain are expat residents from different parts of the world mainly Asia, Europe, the United States and other parts of the Middle East. The below comments are a representative sample of a broad range of expat views on how they find Bahrain and why they choose to live here:

 

“Bahrain feels like home more than anywhere else"

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Justice - ABC of civil society

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For many civil society organizations their primary goal is to seek justice for those people who they represent; whether it be the disabled, women or ordinary citizens seeking their political rights. Here we will look at why it is vital that everybody has access to the legal system and nobody be above the law.

Understanding how the justice system works

There is no benefit to be had simply by claiming that the laws and the justice system are unfair; as a civil society activist, you must learn how to make the law work for you.

Many people fail to achieve their rights and what is rightfully theirs, simply because they don’t know what their rights are.

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Knowledge is power - ABC of civil society

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The benefits of civil society for Bahrain and for you

If civil society organizations want to have an influence concerning the issues which are central to them, they have to establish themselves as a centre of expertise on this issue. This is important and beneficial for a number of reasons:

Respect

By demonstrating your knowledge and expertise, you can expect to be taken seriously and listened to. Many organizations have almost no budget and may not have thousands of supporters, but they can still earn themselves a key place in conferences and events, or convince officials and the media to listen to them if they demonstrate that they know what they are talking about and earn respect.

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