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Asylum: Bahrain

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria apply to decisions on whether to grant asylum to a Bahraini national. (267845)

Bahrain generates very few asylum claims here. In accordance with our international obligations, trained case owners will consider any claim that is made on its individual merits consistent with the established refugee and human rights criteria, referring to the latest available country of origin information. The UK Border Agency provides country specific guidance to case owners on common types of asylum claim from countries which generate significant numbers of such claims. Because there are no common types of Bahraini asylum claim, reflecting very low numbers of applications, no such country specific guidance is produced for Bahrain.