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Bahrain’s human rights strides highlighted at key UK forum

Bahrain News
Thu, 12 Jul 2018


Bahrain’s achievements in the fields of human rights and women empowerment were highlighted at a key meeting yesterday.

This came as Bahraini Ambassador to the UK Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa met Labour Party leader and member of the British House of Commons Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr Fawaz said Bahrain is the first country in the region to establish an Ombudsman’s office and the first to publish reports on inspection of prisons and places of detention.

The kingdom is also the first to end sponsorships and establish a system that complies with United Nations standards in the field of work, he said.

The ambassador also noted Bahrain’s achievements in combating human trafficking and its recognition as a country with Tier 1 status in the US State Department 2018 Trafficking in Persons report released recently.

Mr Fawaz also made a presentation on women and youth empowerment strides.

Head of the Arab League of States Office in London Ibrahim Mohieldeen and a number of Arab ambassadors, MPs and Labour Party officials attended.

Mr Corbyn affirmed the party’s keenness to strengthen relations with Arab countries.

He also stressed the importance of communication between the two parties to maintain co-ordination on issues of common concern.

Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament Fabian Hamilton expressed pride over strong ties between Bahrain and the UK and stressed the importance of enhancing and investing in them.

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