An important step forward

March 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

Yesterday, the National Commission charged with implementing the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) recommendations, submitted its report to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

The National Commission had a short time to accomplish a monumentally important task. The BICI Report offered Bahrain an opportunity not only to learn the truth about what happened last February and March, but also to act upon it and make meaningful reform. In four short months, Bahrain has undertaken important reforms that have resulted in meaningful change. The work is ongoing and we recognize there is more to do. I commend all members of the Commission for their dedication and grace under a great deal of pressure.

Over ten years ago, His Majesty the King instituted a reform process that has brought meaningful change to Bahrain. And despite assertions to the contrary, this process has never stopped. We have learned important lessons from the events of last February and March and Bahrain is committed to building a better future for all its people.

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