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Bahrain: Courts

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL13129, tabled on 24 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Minister for the Middle East on 22 January (HC Deb, col 129), what are the independent processes in place to oversee the activities of the courts in Manama, Bahrain; and how they assess the progress made in that country.

Answered on

4 February 2019

The UK supports Bahrain's reform programme, which includes strengthening independent oversight bodies such as the Ministry of Interior Ombudsman and the Prisoners and Detainees Rights Commission. The National Institute for Human Rights has the remit to monitor court cases on due process, and does so regularly. ‚Äč