Tuesday 14 May 2013
2.30 pm
Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses: 2.30pm

  • David Mepham, UK Director of Human Rights Watch
  • Phil Luthor, Middle East and North Africa Director for Amnesty International

At 3.10pm (approximately)

  • Ali Alaswad, Former MP for Al Wefaq
  • Maryam Alkhawaja, Bahrain Center for Human Rights

At 3.45 (approximately)

  • Sir Nigel Rodley KBE, Member (and Vice-Chair) of the UN Human Rights Committee, former Commissioner on the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry

At 4.15 (approximately)

  • Caroline Montagu, Countess of Sandwich

This is the fifth evidence session for the Committee’s inquiry into the UK’s relations with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The Committee will hear from international and local human rights organisations, a representative of the main Bahraini opposition and human rights experts.

Some of the written evidence received for the inquiry can be accessed via the Committee’s webpage