Bahrain: Technical Assistance:Written question - 33266

Asked by Tom Brake
(Carshalton and Wallington)
Asked on: 11 April 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Technical Assistance
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department conducts ongoing appraisals of the effectiveness of the Bahrain Office of the Ombudsman of the Ministry of Interior, the Prisoners' and Detainees' Rights Commission and other bodies in Bahrain receiving UK technical assistance; and whether those assessments are taken into account when making funding decisions.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 19 April 2016

All Foreign and Commonwealth Office programmes are regularly reviewed, and the effectiveness of projects is taken into account when making future funding decisions. This includes the technical assistance the UK has been providing to the Government of Bahrain since 2012. This assistance supports the Government of Bahrain’s reform programme including implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry and UN Universal Periodic Review recommendations.

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