Bahrain: Politics and Government:Written question - 33702

Asked by Kevin Brennan
(Cardiff West)

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Asked on: 12 April 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Politics and Government
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the state of democracy and human rights in Bahrain.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 18 April 2016

We welcome the progress made by Bahrain on their reform programme particularly in the areas of youth justice, the establishment and increasing effectiveness of the Ombudsman’s office, the Prisoner and Detainees’ Rights Commission and the reformed National Institute of Human Rights. Some challenges remain and we regularly discuss human rights and reform with the Government of Bahrain. I did so most recently when I met the Bahraini Ambassador to the UK, Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, on 8 March 2016.

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