The team, comprised Sir Daniel Bethlehem, Sir Geoffrey Jaoal, Professor Adnan Omkhan, Professor Sarah Cleveland, and Mr. David Perry (legal experts). They adduced their recommendation for the implementation through establishing a special unit (the Special Investigative Unit) at the Public Prosecution to be responsible for accountability. This unit:
- Will be under the command of a senior official from the Public Prosecution.
- The senior official will get assistance from independent well-experienced criminal investigators and forensic experts.
- The newly established unit will have an independent consultant for investigation. Appointed by the Higher Judiciary Council, the consultant will be experienced and specialized in investigations and in the prosecution of crimes. They will be familiar with the international standards related to investigations in the field of human rights.
- The unit will be provided with guidance on how to apply the principle of superior responsibility, which is part of Bahraini law.
The recommendations were accepted. On February 28, the Attorney General issued a resolution (the resolution was drafted with the assistance of legal experts), to establish the Special Investigation Unit.
In conjunction with the writing of this report, the Attorney General is following up 107 of the cases involving death, torture and ill-treatment of civilians. Forty-eight security men have been interrogated in those cases so far (the number may increase with the progress of the investigations).
This number represents an increase in the number of prosecutions at the time of conducting the "Report of the Bahraini Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI)" (20).