Sunday, May 16

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HRC’s Undersecretary for Conventions and Reports Meets with Jordan’s Office Director of Arab European Forum for Dialogue and Human Rights

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Riyadh, Undersecretary of Human Rights Commission for Conventions and Reports Naif Moalla Al-Oteibi has met Jordan’s Office Director of the Arab European Forum for Dialogue and Human Rights and President of Badiri Association for Development and Rehabilitation Abeer Al-Salahat at the Commission’s headquarters in Riyadh. The meeting went over cooperation aspects between the two sides in a way that achieves joint goals concerned with human rights. Al-Salahat praised the quantity and quality of developments witnessed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, mainly in the field of women empowerment and their efforts in fighting the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, describing it as the ideal example that should be followed worldwide. She also reviewed the efforts of Badiri Association in Jordan ...

UN URGES SYRIA TO LOCATE TENS OF THOUSANDS MISSING IN WAR

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The UN rights chief on Thursday urged Syria's warring parties to disclose the location of tens of thousands of missing people, as she marked 10 grim years since the start of the war. Calling the anniversary a "tragic milestone", the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called for an independent, international mechanism to locate the missing, or identify the remains of victims. "I also urge all parties to the conflict, and those states with influence over them, to halt arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances," she said in a statement. She added that people being arbitrarily detained should be immediately released. Bachelet's office has no access to Syria but said the number of missing men, women and children was "estimated to be in the ten...

Dr. Al-Awwad: Saudi Arabia witnessed in the past few years, 90 historical reforms relating to human rights

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Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has, in the few past years, witnessed about 90 great reforms relating to human rights, in line with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the direct supervision and follow-up of HRH Crown Prince, which, given their quality, historical context and the short time they were realized, shall be honored as historical reforms and as some fruits of the Kingdom Vision 2030, President of Human Rights Commission Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad has pointed out. This came as he was virtually delivering the speech of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the top level 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council. He pointed to the legislations announced by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crow...

UN calls upon 57 states to return families of Daesh terrorists present in Syria

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Geneva, UN experts in human rights field called upon 57 countries to return about 10 thousand persons from the Daesh (ISIS) terrorist families who hold the nationalities of these countries and are presented in northeastern Syria and to try the adults of them for war crimes and other crimes they have committed there. Syria has been exposed for years to new kind of terrorist war where multinational international terrorism, backed by Arab, Regional and Western countries, has intersected as those countries have worked on sending terrorists from all parts of the world to Syria in an attempt to undermine its national and Pan-Arab stances and the independence of its decision. Reuters news agency quoted those experts as saying in a joint statement that those countries should commit to the re...

HRH Crown Prince Announces 4 New Laws to Reform the Kingdom’s Judicial Institutions

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Riyadh, HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced that the Kingdom has taken serious steps towards developing its legislative environment during the past few years, including adopting new laws and reforming existing ones. These laws are meant to preserve rights, bolster the principles of justice, enforce transparency, protect human rights and achieve comprehensive and sustainable development, in a manner to reinforce the Kingdom’s global competitiveness based on objective and clearly identified procedural and institutional references. HRH the Crown Prince emphasized that the Personal Status Law draft, which is being finalized, is one of four draft laws being prepared by the relevant entities. He clarified that these draft laws will then be submitted to the Council of Ministers and it...

Oversight, Anti-Corruption Authority President Receives British Ambassador

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Riyadh, The President of Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority Mazin bin Ibrahim Al-Kahmous received here today British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Neil Crompton and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, they discussed cooperation between the two countries in the field of protecting integrity and combating corruption. The Ambassador was briefed on the most important measures taken by the Authority in the field of promoting integrity and transparency and combating corruption. The President of the Authority listened to Britain's experience in the same field.   Source: Saudi Press Agency