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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Bahrain in respect of the charges against Nabeel Rajab and Zainab al Khawaja. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2236 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Our Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain has raised both cases with the Government of Bahrain and emphasised the importance of ensuring that due legal process is respected and international norms of justice adhered to. We will continue to monitor both cases closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:37:04.7098963Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:37:04.7098963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
105746
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about the deprivation of citizenship of 49 of that country's nationals; and what effect the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s "comprehensive package of reform assistance [to Bahrain], with a focus on strengthening human rights and the rule of law", as set out in their country case study, has had on the state of Bahrain’s law on citizenship. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2563 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>We have raised with the Government of Bahrain the decision to withdraw citizenship from 31 individuals in 2012 and are aware of a number of new cases since then. We encouraged the authorities to conduct full investigations into any of those accused of crimes and ensure that individuals are given a right of appeal against citizenship deprivation decisions. The UK provides technical assistance to Bahrain and share best practice on the criminal justice system. These programmes aim to help with implementing the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry and UN Universal Periodic Review. In addition to this technical assistance, we engage politically with the Government of Bahrain at the highest levels on areas of concern – including encouraging Bahrain to ensure that international norms of justice are adhered to in every case.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T16:02:11.912203Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T16:02:11.912203Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
156498
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the purpose of the United Kingdom's training of Nawaf Hamza, head of the Bahrain Public Prosecution and Special Investigation Unit; and how they will monitor the success of that training following his return to Bahrain. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL2940 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>Our work with the Special Investigations Unit and the Bahrain Public Prosecution demonstrates the UK’s commitment to help the Government of Bahrain in implementing the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI). Our assistance has included sharing UK best practice on a range of areas including the criminal justice system, investigation techniques and interviewing skills. We will evaluate the impact of this training once concluded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T15:17:14.537Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T15:17:14.537Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
156543
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain concerning the death in prison there of Hasan al-Shaikh and the reported treatment in prison of women recently arrested on charges of trying to change the constitution. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL2966 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>Our Ambassador in Bahrain has publicly raised our concern around the death of Hasan al-Shaikh, an inmate at the Reformation and Rehabilitation Centre. We understand that the Special Investigation Unit has opened an investigation into the incident and we urge the Public Prosecution Office to ensure that the investigation is thorough and transparent. We are aware of the arrests of seven women on charges for disrupting the elections process, belonging to an illegal group and calling for the overthrow of the government. We will monitor the cases closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T12:00:09.633Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T12:00:09.633Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
164481
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reported deprivation of citizenship of former Bahraini nationals and of whether any of the persons concerned had access to the courts to challenge the decisions; and how many of those concerned are currently in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL3074 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government has raised repeatedly with the Government of Bahrain its decision to withdraw citizenship from 31 individuals in 2012. Ministers publicly expressed concern at the decision by the Cassation Court to uphold the life sentences of these individuals. We encourage the authorities to conduct full and transparent investigations into any of those accused of crimes and ensure that individuals are given a right of appeal against citizenship deprivation decisions. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not hold figures on the location of these individuals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T15:26:17.04Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T15:26:17.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the arrest in November of women in Bahrain for establishing and organising a public referendum, inciting hatred against the regime and disrupting the elections there; and whether they consider that such charges are compatible with Articles 15, 17, 18, 19 and 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL3075 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the arrest of 15 women on 16 November on suspicion of disrupting the electoral process, belonging to an illegal group and calling for the overthrow of the government. We understand that all of them have now been released, but investigations into 12 individuals continue. Our Embassy in Bahrain will continue to monitor these cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T15:31:22.097Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T15:31:22.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
164483
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about the reported attack by Bahraini security forces on Youssif Baddah in the village of Sitra on 19 November. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL3076 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>We understand that Youssif Baddah was injured by a tear gas canister while taking part in a demonstration on 19 November, and is currently undergoing medical treatment for his injury while under arrest. The British Government will continue to monitor the case and encourage the Government of Bahrain to ensure that due legal process is followed in this case and international norms of justice adhered to.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T15:01:47.087Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T15:01:47.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when was the last time they met with Al-Wefaq, the opposition party in Bahrain; what is the rationale for their policy in respect of meeting that organisation; and what steps they have taken to evaluate that party’s boycott of the elections there on 22 November. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL3077 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Our Ambassador and his team in Bahrain and officials in London frequently meet senior members of Al-Wefaq. The British Government’s engagement with Al-Wefaq, as with all political societies in Bahrain, is focused on encouraging constructive engagement in political dialogue. It is disappointing that the opposition societies boycotted the elections on 22 November, but we are encouraged by the 51.5 per cent turnout, and welcome the participation of a broad range of candidates.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office halted engagement with all political societies, independent candidates and former members of parliament during the election period. We intend to re-engage when the new parliament is inaugurated in mid-December.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T15:16:18.453Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T15:16:18.453Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
164485
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Bahrain about its postponement of the visit by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL3078 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text The UK continues to encourage the Government of Bahrain to agree a new date for a visit by the Special Rapporteur for Torture and to enhance its overall co-operation with UN institutions, including through visits by other Special Rapporteurs and UN officials. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T15:02:42.417Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T15:02:42.417Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether positive results have come from their programmes to strengthen the judiciary and to reform the security services in Bahrain; and, if such results have not yet come, when they expect to see improvements. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL3112 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text We judge that since 2011 a number of incremental steps have been made to strengthen the judiciary and to reform the security services in Bahrain. The UK is providing a package of technical assistance to support progress in line with the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry and UN Universal Periodic Review. These include the establishment of the Ministry of Interior’s Ombudsman’s Office to receive complaints and to oversee and conduct investigations, the establishment of a Prisoners’ and Detainees’ Rights Commission and reform of the National Institute of Human Rights. The British Government continues to work closely with the Government of Bahrain to provide practical assistance in torture prevention, judicial reform, civil service capacity building and community neighbourhood policing. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T14:56:17.173Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T14:56:17.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this