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Bahrain: Technical Assistance

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL7775, tabled on 10 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure transparency while providing funding for technical assistance to Bahrain; and who have been the beneficiaries of the Integrated Activity Fund and Global Britain Fund.

Answered on

22 May 2018

Our programmes undergo continual assessment throughout their implementation, to ensure that they are on track for delivery, as well as upon completion of each individual project. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has provided numerous updates on its programme work in its annual Human Rights Reports, as well as through Freedom of Information Act requests. This information can be found on the website.

The Government works with a number of implementation partners and beneficiaries to support Bahraini-led reform. These programmes aim to support progress on building effective and accountable institutions, strengthening the rule of law, and justice reform. All of our work is in line with international standards and aims to share the UK's expertise and experience. Any training provided by or on behalf of the British Government fully complies with its domestic and international human rights obligations. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not in a position to make precise details available as it has a duty to maintain the confidentiality and confidence of its partners.