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Bahrain: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14137, tabled on 11 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the news release by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Human Rights Watch Bahrain: Police Beat, Threaten Children, published on 10 March; and what representations they intend to make to the government of Bahrain about the human rights concerns raised in that article.

Answered on

25 March 2021

We have read the news release, along with the Bahraini Ombudsman's response to the Human Rights Watch report which provides important clarification and invites Human Rights Watch to provide further details of the cases in question. We believe the recent ratification of the Correctional Justice Act is a positive development for the protection of children in Bahrain, and will monitor its implementation.