Press release

Justice Minister meeting with Mohammed Mahdi Ameen Al-Bayati: December 2014

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Simon Hughes discussed human rights and issues of security and justice with Iraqi Minister in London.

UK Justice Minister Simon Hughes met with Mohammed Mahdi Ameen Al-Bayati, the Iraqi Minister of Human Rights, in London on 9 December.

The Ministers discussed the current situation in Iraq, including issues of security, justice and the long-term stability of the country.

Following the meeting, Simon Hughes said:

I was pleased to meet with the Minister of Human Rights to discuss important issues regarding the future of human rights in Iraq.

We have welcomed the formation of a High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq and encourage the country’s government to make sure this institution is working effectively.