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Lords debates human rights abuses in the Gulf States

25 November 2022

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On 24 November, members of the House of Lords debated human rights abuses in the Gulf States.


Lord Scriven (Liberal Democrats), put forward the debate.

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.    

Members speaking   

Members speaking in the debate included:

  • Lord Hayward (Conservative), Founder, Gulf Hostages Support Group
  • Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour), Opposition Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development
  • Baroness Featherstone (Liberal Democrats), former member of the Human Rights Committee, Liberal International.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), responded on behalf of the government.                  

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Watch and read the debate  

Find out more about the issues discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.

Explore background information  

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.  

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