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Three Initiatives to Highlight Saudi Human Rights Achievements

Three Initiatives to Highlight Saudi Human Rights Achievements

Thursday, 16 July, 2020 - 07:00
Human Rights Commission (HRC) President Awwad Al-Awwad, Asharq Al-Awsat
Riyadh – Asharq Al-Awsat

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Saudi Arabia has launched three initiatives to enhance communication with the international community to highlight human rights reforms achieved in the Kingdom.

Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Human Rights Commission, said that the Kingdom had witnessed historical transformations and qualitative moves in human rights, as more than 70 reform decisions were issued in the field of human rights.

The HRC president described those reforms as a success story led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stressing that HRC will work to highlight these reforms and share them with the international community as a pioneering and unique experience.

At the forefront of the new initiative is the launch of the International Communication Program for HRC, whereby a group of civil society institutions will participate in meetings of the Human Rights Council and in international human rights events.

Another initiative is aimed to train youth leaders to enhance Saudi Arabia's presence in human rights organizations worldwide.

The program is an important opportunity to inform international partners of the Kingdom's unprecedented steps to meet international human rights standards.

Al-Awwad has also launched the HRC International platform, focusing on sharing information and data that reflects the progress made in human rights in the Kingdom in the English language, and direct interaction with the public on social media.

He also launched a monthly newsletter, edited in English, dealing with the new reforms and developments at the national level in human rights.

The new initiatives also include creating a mailing list that addresses more than 500 personalities concerned with human rights worldwide to provide them with new reforms and developments related to human rights in Saudi Arabia.

Al-Awwad stressed that these initiatives reflect the real picture of the human rights situation in the Kingdom, which has witnessed during the past few years an unprecedented development at all levels.

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