Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf APPG

First Registered: 24/11/2016 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To protect and promote human rights and democracy in Gulf countries.

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 Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf

1. Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf
24/11/2016 - APPGs

Found: To protect and promote human rights and democracy in Gulf countries.

2. Bahrain: Human Rights
07/03/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Eren Waitzman | 7 March 2019 Bahrain: Human Rights QSD on 13 March 2019 This briefing identifies

3. Ten years on from Bahrain's Arab Spring uprising of February 2011
08/02/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: Arab Spring and the beginning of Bahrain’s pro-democracy uprising on 14 February 2011; endorses the demands

4. Human rights abuses and UK assistance to Bahrain
07/09/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: PACK Number CDP-0197 | 7 September 2018 Human rights abuses and UK assistance to Bahrain Compiled

5. Human Rights and Democracy Report 2019
16/07/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Corporate report Human Rights and Democracy Report 2019 Activity in 2019 by

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf

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

1: £20 million each year to countries accused of human rights abuses, so the last thing the Government should - Speech Link
2: just outlined, the need for any reform within the Gulf Co-operation Council countries may not necessarily - Speech Link
3: Minister.Considering the accusations from human rights groups over the legitimacy of this fund, the - Speech Link

2. Bahrain
11/09/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered human rights abuses and UK assistance to Bahrain.It - Speech Link
2: distinguished lawyer and is particularly keen on human rights, touches on an issue I will spend some time - Speech Link
3: chair of the all-party group on democracy and human rights in the Gulf, I really welcome this debate. - Speech Link

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

1: pleased to move this important debate on human rights issues in Bahrain. I start by thanking noble Lords - Speech Link

4. Bahrain: Human Rights Abuses
25/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: evidence they have, if any, that the number of human rights abuses in Bahrain has declined in the last two - Speech Link
2: criminals without addressing human rights concerns. BIRD and Human Rights Watch revealed that these children - Speech Link
3: deal directly with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch; I raise any cases raised in those meetings - Speech Link

5. UK Relations with Qatar
10/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: European Union that we should have a functioning Gulf Co-operation Council. As long as the blockade persists - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf
1. Democracy and Human Rights
asked by: Thangam Debbonaire
10/07/2020
... when his Department next plans to publish the annual report on human rights and democracy abroad.

2. Democracy and Human Rights
asked by: Jim Shannon
12/11/2020
... whether his Department has formal mechanisms for incorporating civil society input when preparing his Department's Human Rights and Democracy reports and briefings.

3. Democracy and Human Rights
asked by: Jim Shannon
17/09/2020
... if he will invite submissions from civil society during the process of preparing his Department’s Human Rights and Democracy report.

4. Gulf States: Human Rights
asked by: Lord Warner
21/12/2017
... about the specific individual breaches of human rights identified by the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar; and what assessment they have made of the seriousness of those breaches.

5. Gulf States: Human Rights
asked by: Lord Warner
14/11/2017
... Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates can be imprisoned or fined for expressing sympathy for Qatar.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Brendan O'Hara Portrait
Brendan O'Hara
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute
Joined: 8th April 2020
Chris Law Portrait
Chris Law
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Dundee West
Joined: 18th July 2018
Lord Scriven Portrait
Lord Scriven
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 18th July 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Brendan O'Hara MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8783.

Email: brendan.ohara.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Josie Thum, Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Suite 16, Exhibition House, London W14 8XP. Tel: 07828 876 464

Email: josie@birdbh.org

Benefits in Kind
Date
5 Jun 2018
Source
Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/06/2018 To : 04/06/2019
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf APPG

Former APPG Officers
Karen Lee Portrait
Karen Lee
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Lincoln
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Margaret Ferrier Portrait
Margaret Ferrier
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Helen Grant Portrait
Helen Grant
Vice Chair
Conservative - Maidstone and The Weald
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017