UAE Approves Law Creating National Commission for Human Rights

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 21 April 2021
UAE Approves Law Creating Narional Comission for Human Rights
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The Federal National Council on Tuesday approved a law establishing the National Commission for Human Rights in the UAE.

The FNC session was presided over by Speaker Saqr Ghobash and Minister of State, Khalifa Al Marar who said “There is no doubt that establishing such an authority will strengthen the culture of tolerance and coexistence, and the country’s efforts towards protecting human rights,” Mr Al Marar said.

Dr Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to President Sheikh Khalifa, called it an "important step towards strengthening the human rights file in the country and a building block on the road to celebrating the 50 years" since the UAE was founded.

“The country has received 41 recommendations from UN member states to establish a National Commission for Human Rights based on the Paris Principles.

“The Ministry [of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation] has worked on accommodating all recommendations and including them in a national plan set by the cabinet,” Mr Al Marar said.

The National Human Rights Committee launched the first stage of its consultative process to prepare the National Human Rights Action Plan, led by Dr Gargash in December.

“The committee, which includes a number of local human rights organisations, has been studying the experiences of other countries who established similar authorities, in order to learn from their experiences,” said Mr Al Marar.

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