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Bahrain: Technical Assistance

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 165677, tabled on 18 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the delivery of technical assistance to Bahrain is conditional on that country upholding human rights.

Answered on

23 July 2018

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is funding programmes to support building effective and accountable public and judicial institutions in Bahrain.

Any training provided by, or on behalf of, the British Government fully complies with our domestic and international human rights obligations. Only by working with partners can we bring about the changes we would like to see.

The Government monitors events in Bahrain closely if we have concerns on specific issues, we will raise these with the Bahraini authorities.

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