CAIRO, 18th July, 2016 (WAM) – Chairman of the Permanent Arab Committee for Human Rights and the Legal Adviser to Omani Minister of Justice, Dr. Mohammed bin Suleiman Al Rashidi, has commended efforts by the UAE to promote and protect human rights.

Al Rashidi told Emirates News Agency (WAM) in statement on the sidelines of the 40th meeting of the Permanent Arab Committee for Human Rights, that the UAE has plans to advance protection of human rights.

He called for promoting the human rights culture, especially in the curricula in Arab countries, stressing that there must be co-operation from citizens and community to help the competent authorities to tackle whatever disturbs the security of the society, and work together to protect human rights.

Al Rashidi emphasised the importance of the committee’s meetings to discuss all issues related to human rights in the Arab world, notably the Arab Charter on Human Rights, and what has been achieved so far in this regard as well as discussion of the Arab strategy for Human Rights, which is still under study. He added that the draft will be sent to each Arab state to express its views and observations.

He noted that there is a clause about the conditions of prisoners, detainees in Israeli prisons, and the bodies of Palestinian martyrs and Arabs withheld by the Israeli occupation authorities.

The meetings of the committee kicked off yesterday at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League with the participation of the UAE represented by the Mubarak Al Hammadi of the human rights department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Ahmed Al Mansouri, a diplomat at the ministry.