Bahrain: Human Rights:Written question - HL5955

Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 09 March 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Human Rights
To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the UK will not sign a Swiss-led statement at the UN Human Rights Council, criticising human rights violations in Bahrain.
Answered on: 21 March 2017

We understand the Swiss are no longer proposing a statement on Bahrain at the UN Human Rights Council. The UK referenced Bahrain in our National Statement under Item 2 delivered on 9 March.

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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