Bahrain APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To foster good relationships between the UK and Bahrain.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Bahrain
1. Bahrain: Human Rights
asked by: Stephen Gethins
31/10/2019

2. Bahrain: Human Rights
asked by: Stephanie Peacock
23/05/2019

3. Bahrain: Human Rights
asked by: Lord Scriven
17/07/2020

4. Bahrain: Political Prisoners
asked by: George Howarth
02/11/2018

5. Bahrain: Politics and Government
asked by: Lord Scriven
04/07/2019

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Bahrain

1. Bahrain: Prisoners Under Sentence of Death
09/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: UK’s constructive dialogue with the Government of Bahrain publicly to raise the cases of two prisoners who - Speech Link
2: Moosa at senior levels with the Government of Bahrain.On 8 January, British embassy Manama officials - Speech Link
3: long-term cases in the United States of America.Bahrain is important to us politically, diplomatically - Speech Link

2. Bahrain: Human Rights
13/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: important debate on human rights issues in Bahrain. I start by thanking noble Lords who have put their - Speech Link

3. Bahrain
08/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: representations they will make to the Government of Bahrain regarding the imprisonment and possible execution - Speech Link
2: to raise, both cases at senior levels with the Bahrain Government. As the former Minister for the Middle - Speech Link
3: training from the UK. One of these bodies, the Bahrain Special Investigations Unit, failed to meet the - Speech Link
4: her—that through the support we have given to Bahrain, both technical and on the wider human rights agenda - Speech Link
5: now accept that their technical assistance to Bahrain has failed in its aims and objectives, and suspend - Speech Link
6: We believe that the positive change sought in Bahrain by the international community will be achieved - Speech Link

4. Bahrain
11/09/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: considered human rights abuses and UK assistance to Bahrain.It is a great pleasure to be here under - Speech Link
2: apparent moratorium on the death penalty since 2010, Bahrain went ahead and executed three people last year - Speech Link
3: rights in the region. Female political prisoners in Bahrain, including activists Najah Yusif and Medina Ali - Speech Link
4: an onerous task, as the group covers not just Bahrain but other Gulf countries. I held that position - Speech Link

5. Bahrain
24/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: they have made of the human rights situation in Bahrain over the last two years and whether that assessment - Speech Link
2: this Question as well. The UK’s position is that Bahrain remains a Foreign and Commonwealth Office human - Speech Link
3: the oversight bodies in Bahrain, we provide technical assistance in Bahrain to influence and support - Speech Link
4: that UK-funded human rights oversight bodies in Bahrain are not effective. What is the Foreign and Commonwealth - Speech Link
5: give Bahrain is helping to safeguard women’s rights. Women’s organisations are active in Bahrain and freely - Speech Link
6: continue to raise. We will continue to work with Bahrain. Bahrain is a partner and we have many strategic interests - Speech Link

6. Bahrain: Mohamed Ramadan and Hussain Moosa
12/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: whether they intend to continue to provide funds for Bahrain through the Integrated Activity Fund following - Speech Link
2: The United Kingdom is committed to supporting Bahrain-led reform, including through carefully targeted - Speech Link
3: a meeting with me and representatives from the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy to discuss this - Speech Link
4: death penalty prevails as a form of sentencing in Bahrain. In that respect, I assure the noble Lord that - Speech Link
5: seeking to do more. In this respect, judges from Bahrain have visited Crown Courts and magistrates’ courts - Speech Link
6: sentencing policy. We continue to make that case with Bahrain and elsewhere. - Speech Link

7. Royal Navy Base: Bahrain
20/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: strategic importance of the new Royal Navy base in Bahrain.I am pleased to introduce this debate about - Speech Link
2: that. The work that we will be able to start from Bahrain to keep those difficult waters open is critical - Speech Link
3: The strategy is just a reminder—what we see in Bahrain is an illustration of the fact—that defence can - Speech Link
4: encourage the hon. Lady to visit the Kingdom of Bahrain at the earliest opportunity to see the reality - Speech Link
5: Friend is being gracious with his time. I served in Bahrain and the Gulf in operations in 2009 on HMS Kent - Speech Link

8. Integrated Activity Fund: Transparency
22/10/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: Co-operation Council states—Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. However - Speech Link
2: projects in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, where we know the death penalty, torture and political - Speech Link
3: as a Minister when I and others worked with the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy on some of the - Speech Link
4: itself deserves some explanation.I thank the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, which has been - Speech Link

9. Gulf States: Human Rights
08/02/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: which affect implementation. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are FCO human rights priority countries, where - Speech Link
2: The Minister will be aware of the Bahrain Government’s crackdown on human rights activists and of their - Speech Link
3: raised directly, on a bilateral basis, with the Bahrain authorities. I assure all noble Lords that we continue - Speech Link
4: Foreign Office review of and report on human rights, Bahrain was identified as a country of interest. It reported - Speech Link
5: rights report. As I said in my original Answer, Bahrain is not just a concern but one of the priority countries - Speech Link

10. Occupied Palestinian Territories
24/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Abraham accords, which were signed by UAE and Bahrain at the White House on 13 August, and which commit - Speech Link
2: accords that have been struck with the UAE and Bahrain provide an opportunity for the UK Government to - Speech Link
3: Let me briefly say a word about the UAE and Bahrain accords with Israel. As my hon. Friend the Member - Speech Link
4: trilateral Abraham accords, signed by the UAE and Bahrain, explicitly acknowledge the Jewish people and the - Speech Link
5: welcome the treaties between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain, announced with great fanfare in the gardens of - Speech Link
6: of peace agreements between the Governments of Bahrain and the UAE and Israel is an enormous step forward - Speech Link
7: again in the last few weeks by those decisions by Bahrain and the UAE.I referred to our trip to Israel - Speech Link
8: others, I welcome the accords with the UAE and Bahrain. There has to be a pragmatic approach to relations - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Bahrain
1. Bahrain: Human Rights
asked by: Lord Scriven
24/06/2019
... and of the impact of such a warning on the freedoms and rights of the citizens of Bahrain.

2. Bahrain: Human Rights
asked by: Chris Law
12/03/2020
... what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding that the human rights situation in Bahrain continued to deteriorate in 2019.

3. Bahrain: Coronavirus
asked by: Lord Scriven
20/07/2020
... and (ii) destruction of digital records at regular intervals.

4. Bahrain: Nationality
asked by: Lord Scriven
06/06/2018
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of citizenship revocations in Bahrain; and what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about them.

5. Bahrain: Political Prisoners
asked by: Mary Glindon
14/01/2020
... what representations he has made to his counterpart in the Bahrain Government on the reimposition of death sentences against Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa on 8 January 2020 in Bahrain.

Latest Questions
19 Current APPG Officers
Nigel Evans Portrait
Nigel Evans
Honorary President
Conservative - Ribble Valley
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux Portrait
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 27th March 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jamie Stone Portrait
Jamie Stone
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 27th March 2019
Lord Jordan Portrait
Lord Jordan
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 20th December 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Dave Doogan Portrait
Dave Doogan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Angus
Joined: 24th February 2020
Graham Brady Portrait
Graham Brady
Vice Chair
Conservative - Altrincham and Sale West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Philip Dunne Portrait
Philip Dunne
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ludlow
Joined: 24th February 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Dark Skies , Diabetes , Rural Services , Water
Gagan Mohindra Portrait
Gagan Mohindra
Vice Chair
Conservative - South West Hertfordshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Rogan Portrait
Lord Rogan
Vice Chair
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
David Jones Portrait
David Jones
Vice Chair
Conservative - Clwyd West
Joined: 24th February 2020
David Morris Portrait
David Morris
Secretary
Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale
Joined: 27th March 2019
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Bob Stewart MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7011.

Email: bob.stewart.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Claire Podbielski-Stewart, Office of Bob Stewart MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7011

Email: claire.podbielskistewart@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Meade Hall
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Bahrain APPG

Former APPG Officers
Gagan Mohindra Portrait
Gagan Mohindra
Vice Chair
Conservative - South West Hertfordshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 8th April 2020
Gagan Mohindra Portrait
Gagan Mohindra
Vice Chair
Conservative - South West Hertfordshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 24th February 2020
Adam Holloway Portrait
Adam Holloway
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gravesham
Joined: 27th March 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 27th March 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Rehman Chishti Portrait
Rehman Chishti
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gillingham and Rainham
Joined: 27th March 2019
Departed: 11th September 2019
1 APPG Membership
Missing Children and Adults
Conor Burns Portrait
Conor Burns
President
Conservative - Bournemouth West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 19th June 2019
1 APPG Membership
Education Technology
Baroness Manzoor Portrait
Baroness Manzoor
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
1 APPG Membership
Nutrition for Growth
Lord Snape Portrait
Lord Snape
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Alistair Burt Portrait
Alistair Burt
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Soley Portrait
Lord Soley
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
1 APPG Membership
Devolution