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Bassiouni: Bahrain's progress limited by 'piecemeal' approach to reforms

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, International human rights lawyer Cherif Bassiouni, who headed the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry in 2011, says Bahrain needs to address the core socioeconomic problems that are fueling continued unrest.
Egyptian-born war crimes expert and Chair of the International Commission of Inquiry, Cherif Bassiouni is pictured before the presentation of his report on alleged violations of international human rights law in Libya, to the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva June 9, 2011.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) - RTR2NHDX
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DOHA, Qatar — The Bahraini government has made substantial progress since the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) in 2011, but there’s still more work to be done.

That was the observation of Cherif Bassiouni, who headed the BICI, and told Al-Monitor during an exclusive interview at the Brookings Institution’s US-Islamic World Forum in Doha, “The government has consistently carried out the implementation of the recommendations.”

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