Bahrain: Human Rights

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 24th February 2022.

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Photo of Margaret Ferrier Margaret Ferrier Independent, Rutherglen and Hamilton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made for the implications of her policy of the human rights situation in Bahrain following the recent visit of her Ministerial colleague to Bahrain.

Photo of Margaret Ferrier Margaret Ferrier Independent, Rutherglen and Hamilton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions her Department held on human rights (a) concerns and (b) cases during their recent visit to Bahrain.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Bahrain is a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office human rights priority country. Our annual Human Rights Report, published last in July 2021, contains our most recent assessment. We regularly discuss human rights issues and individual cases with senior members of the Government of Bahrain, as well as with the independent human rights oversight bodies. The visit to Bahrain from 13-14 February by the Minister of State for South and Central Asia, UN and the Commonwealth, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad was a further opportunity to do so.

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