Saudi Arabia

House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd January 2015.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabian ministers responsible for legislation providing for sentences of cruel and unusual punishments, particularly for acts permitted under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

Currently there are no sanctions in place for Saudi Arabia and we have not considered imposing them on Saudi Arabia.

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, my right hon. Friend Mr Grayling, and the Saudi Minister of Justice, Dr Al Issa, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will further help us to support Saudi Arabia’s reform efforts in the judicial sector.

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