Bahrain: UN Human Rights Council:Written question - 66551

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Asked on: 06 March 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: UN Human Rights Council
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the proposed Swiss statement at the UN Human Rights Council on Bahrain; and if he will make a statement.
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Answered by: Boris Johnson
Answered on: 09 March 2017

We understand the Swiss are no longer proposing a statement on Bahrain at the UN Human Rights Council. The UK plans to reference Bahrain in our National Statement under Item Two.

The UK will continue to engage the Government of Bahrain on its reform agenda, and where we have concerns about human rights we will continue to raise them at an appropriate level, both in private and in public.

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