Saudi Arabia Reshapes Human Rights Commission’s Council
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, issued a royal decree to form the Human Rights Commission’s council in its fourth session for a period of four years.
Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, Head of the HRC, announced that the decree stipulated the appointment of thirteen women, who would constitute half the positions of the commission’s council.
This move “comes in line with efforts made by the Kingdom’s leadership to enable women to occupy leading positions in various fields, and help achieve what is best for the country,” according to Al-Awwad.
The HRC’s new council is formed of full-time members, including: Ibrahim Al-Batti, Dr. Amal Al-Habdan, Dr. Al-Jawhara Al-Zamel, Dr. Khouloud Al-Katheeri, Zuhair Al-Zoman, Dr. Sarah Al-Abdul-Karim, Salma Al-Rabee, Dr. Sherifa Al-Rajeh, Douha Al-Ibrahim and Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Qaeid, Abdul-Rahman al-Shabraqi, Dr. Ghafoon al-Yami, Muhammad al-Nujaidi, Dr. Mashari al-Naiim, Dr. Nasser al-Muhaizei, Dr. Hind Khalifa, Dr. Hind Al-Sheikh, and Walid al-Yahya.
Part-time members include: Dr. Saleh Al-Sheikh, Dr. Talal Al-Harbi, Abdul-Mohsen Khthayla, Lama Ghazzawi, Munira Al-Osaimi, Dr. Maha Al-Maiman, Naqa Al-Otaibi, and Dr. Noura Al-Amro.
Al-Awwad praised the Saudi leadership’s support and guidance, which he said had a great impact on the HRC mission to promote and consolidate human rights principles for the benefit of Saudis and expats.