Bahrain: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th September 2018.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make any public condemnation of the human rights abuses taking place in Bahrain during the current session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

We do not currently plan to refer to Bahrain at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

As the Minister for the Middle East (Mr Burt) made clear in his response to a debate in the other place on 11 September, the depth and breadth of our relationship with Bahrain means we can, and do, express our concerns about human rights in a frank and open way at senior levels. We do so publicly, but more often do so in private discussions.

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