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Bahrain: Technical Assistance

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL10431, tabled on 1 October 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether human rights risk assessments are required to be made before funds are provided under the Integrated Activity Fund (IAF); whether any such assessments were made before funding was provided to Bahrain under the IAF; if so, whether any such assessment will be made public; and if not, why not.

Answered on

15 October 2018

‚ÄčThe UK has been providing a range of technical and practical assistance to the Government of Bahrain since 2012 in support of its reform programme. Each programme and project funded by the British Government goes through a rigorous compliance process before commencement. The content of this process is not disclosed, as we have stated in previous replies to Freedom of Information requests. Any training provided by or on behalf of the British Government complies with our domestic and international human rights obligations.