Wed 31-10-2018 01:29 AM
DUBAI, 30th October, 2018 (WAM) — Mohamed Salem bin Dhuwain Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Emirates Human Rights Association, EHRA, and Khalid Al Hosani, Treasurer-General, have acquired membership to the Executive Office of the General Secretariat of the Arab Organisation for Human Rights, after being elected two days ago as members of the organisation’s Board of Trustees for the 2018-2021 session, during elections that were held in Cairo.
The board’s meeting in Cairo, headed by Mohamed Fayek, President of the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt, witnessed the elections, which the UAE won for the second consecutive time, for membership to the council’s executive body.
Al Kaabi said that the UAE is celebrating the Year of Zayed to highlight its local and international accomplishments and efforts over 47 years since the establishment of the federation, during which it adopted the principles of justice, equality and respect for human rights, humanitarian work, as well as the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
He added that the UAE has built a local community where tolerance prevails, cultures vary, and people from around the world live in harmony with each other, based on its constitution that determines their rights and guarantees their civil liberties, such as freedom of expression, while pointing out that the UAE has prioritised human rights.
In the area of human rights, the UAE has become a leading Arab and international player, and the EHRA has received consultative status from the United Nations, he further added while noting that the UAE’s formation of the Arab Human Rights Coalition and the Anti-Corruption Coalition, as well as its recent membership to the organisation, are proof of the prestigious Arab and international stature of both the country and the EHRA.
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