Bahrain F1 Grand Prix rights complaint 'merits examination'

Author: Dan Roan, BBC, Published on: 27 October 2014

A complaint by activists that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel has said...

The complaint was made by Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain.

The ADHRB is an organisation that lobbies for democratic reform in the Gulf state...

The ADHRB identified four related companies that it said were involved in managing Formula 1 motor racing Grand Prix: Formula One World Championship Limited, Formula One Management Limited (FOM), Delta 3 (UK) Limited and Beta D3 Limited...

Formula One Management (FOM) said it "notes the initial assessment of the UK NCP for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and welcomes its straight rejection of most of the complainant's allegations".

"FOM also notes that the NCP has indicated that certain points merit further examination at this early stage, and appreciates the NCP's clear statement that this does not mean that it considers that FOM has acted in any way inconsistently with the guidelines...

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Related companies: Formula One Group