HL Deb 02 April 1998 vol 588 c61WA
Lord Peston

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Government of Bahrain has signed the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. [HL1357]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

We welcome the news of any country ratifying the core human rights instruments. The recent ratification of the Convention Against Torture by the State of Bahrain is to be welcomed. We look forward to continued improvements in human rights in Bahrain. We have indicated to the Government of Bahrain that we will assist them, in whatever way possible, to achieve this objective.