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Al-Majlis Al-Watani (National Assembly), Majlis Al-Nuwab (Council of Representatives)

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
20%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
42.5%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
2
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

Innovation stories

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in parliaments

Dr Andy Williamson (Senior researcher at CIP, the IPU’s Centre for Innovation in Parliament) notes that there is nothing new about AI. But we have certainly embarked on a new level of AI integration. Technology can now engage with us directly, generate new content and predict outcomes. This could transform a wide variety of settings, including parliaments.
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Bahrain emerges more resilient from the pandemic

In Innovation Tracker #7 (December 2020), we explored the how the Shura Council of Bahrain had responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we revisit the Council to look at the lessons learned and new focus areas, including AI.
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Bahrain’s Shura Council takes precautionary measures during the COVID 19 pandemic

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic created new challenges and a need for remote working and operations in Bahrain, as it has elsewhere. The implementation of new systems and innovative frameworks is now of vital importance to support the parliament in achieving its goals. Ready access to technology – especially communications technology – is essential. By previously planning and developing systems that could help Members of Parliament (MPs) work remotely, the Shura Council of Bahrain was able to keep running and overcome the challenges of physical distancing and remote working.
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Related news

Press releases
Manama

146th IPU Assembly adopts historic outcomes on peaceful coexistence and cybercrimes

At the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain, parliamentarians representing close to 140 countries adopted by consensus the Manama Declaration Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance and a landmark resolution on Cybercrimes: The new risks to global security
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Press releases
IPU

Parliaments for the Planet: IPU launches new campaign on climate action

The IPU has launched a new campaign, Parliaments for the Planet , designed to mobilize parliaments and parliamentarians to act on the climate emergency. The campaign will encourage parliaments and those who work in them to lead by example, reduce
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Press releases
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New IPU report shows that women MPs have never been so diverse

According to the latest IPU report, Women in Parliament 2022 , women’s participation in parliament has never been as diverse and representative as it is in many countries today. And for the first time in history, not a single functioning
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Press releases
bahrain

MPs from around the world to convene in Bahrain for 146th IPU Assembly

The 146th IPU Assembly will be held in Manama, Bahrain from 11 to 15 March 2023, hosted by the Parliament of Bahrain. Hundreds of parliamentarians from all over the world are expected to attend the deliberations on the overall theme
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Recent human rights cases

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