Bahrain: Criminal Investigation:Written question - 46730

Q
(Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
Asked on: 07 October 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Criminal Investigation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK has provided any specific training to the Special Investigations Unit in Bahrain since it was established in 2013.
A
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 17 October 2016

The UK's package of technical assistance to support reform in Bahrain began in 2012. Much of it has focused on assisting Bahrain build effective and accountable institutions, assisting the government in ensuring rule of law, police and justice are compliant with international standards and best practice. The specific support that we have provided, and continue to provide, to the Special Investigations Unit has been to assist them to build their capacity to make it more effective in carrying out better investigations and, therefore, build public confidence in the institution itself.

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