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Kuwait: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 409, tabled on 15 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Kuwaiti counterpart on that country's criminalisation of human rights activists; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

22 October 2019

Human rights is a British foreign policy priority. The UK recognises Kuwait’s positive steps to improve democracy and human rights. However there remain areas of significant concern, including around freedom of expression. The UK continues to monitor the human rights conditions in Kuwait and discusses these matters with the Kuwaiti Government as appropriate.