With regard to paragraph (b), the legal experts recommended that "the effective supervision by the Permanent Commission" for the detention centres could be implemented by the National Foundation for Human Rights, in accordance with the standards of Paris.
The Council of Ministers is considering the draft legislation for the establishment of the National Foundation for Human Rights in accordance with the standards of Paris. This legislation shows clearly in paragraph 5 (b) that the National Foundation for Human Rights will oversee the detention centres.
The Interior Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Committee of the Red Cross on December 8, 2011. The International Committee of the Red Cross will visit all detention centres and will be providing advice and assistance to the Ministry of Interior in its reform efforts.
A new provisional detention centre has been opened on January, 2012 in the Dry Dock Prison. This centre will be for the detention of all persons charged with crimes, but not yet convicted. The Inspector General at the Ministry of Interior will oversee the centre until its management is transferred to another body outside the Interior Ministry in a timely manner according to the recommendations of legal experts.
With regard to the paragraphs (a) and (c), and further order of the Interior Minister in December 22, 2011, new procedures were included to obligate any detainee (and the officer who arrests him) to sign a document that includes the rights of the arrested. The document contains a list that reminds the security personnel of the following:
(A) Showing the warrant of arrest.
(B) To guarantee quick communication with their attorneys.
(C) To allow family visits for them, according to the criminal law in Bahrain.
This list is soft-copied and saved in a central network. It will be reviewed anytime by the officials.