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Human rights in KSA secure

Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban (SPA)
JEDDAH: Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, president of the Human Rights Commission, has confirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights, and its steadfast methodology derived from Islamic law.

This necessitates the protection of human rights in a way that balances the interests of the individual with that of the community.
He stressed that security, stability and prosperity are key factors in the movement of civilization toward sustainable development that respects and protects human rights through the enactment of laws and regulations. This must be accompanied by the establishment of government institutions and support for civil society institutions.
He made these observations at the tenth session of the Arab Human Rights Committee, held at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.
Al-Aiban explained that the report submitted by the Kingdom included detailed information on the efforts and achievements in the field of human rights in the Kingdom within a legal and institutional framework that promotes and protects these rights which are reinforced by control measures, and effective remedies.
He said the Kingdom is committed to all international conventions which do not conflict with the provisions of Islamic law, calling for joint action to keep human rights from politicization.
“Our region is witnessing many tragedies before which the world stands silent. First and foremost is the Palestinian tragedy, where the Palestinian people are exposed to the worst human rights violations: the killing of civilians, especially women and children; arbitrary arrests, torture, house demolitions, settlement expansion, the Judaizing of Jerusalem, and the dispossession of the Palestinian people of their most basic rights to establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”
Al-Aiban highlighted the Kingdom’s humanitarian relief efforts to alleviate the sufferings of people. “The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid was established for relief work and millions of those affected have benefited.”
Hadi bin Ali Al-Yami, chairman of the Arab Human Rights Committee, thanked Saudi Arabia for its ratification of the Arab Charter of Human Rights, and its keenness to provide the first report of the commission, and the facilities provided in March for an overview on the progress of human rights. “This session is a milestone in the march of the Arab Human Rights Committee,” he said.
Ahmed Ben Helli, deputy secretary-general of the Arab League, stressed the importance of the session “especially at this crucial time that the Arab world is going through.”
He praised the “efforts made by Saudi Arabia to promote human rights, as well as the important steps taken by King Salman including the holding of municipal elections with the participation of women for the first time and giving them the right to vote.

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