Shura voices pride in Bahrain’s human rights strides

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Shura voices pride in Bahrain's human rights strides

Shura voices pride in Bahrain’s human rights strides

(Manama) – The Shura Council has voiced pride in the steady progress of human rights in the kingdom at all fields, noting that during the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Bahrain has made major strides in protecting and consolidating human rights, in accordance with the kingdom’s laws which consolidate those rights, bases a pillar of the democratic approach spearheaded by HM the King.

In a statement issued by the Shura Council’s Human Rights Committee marking the Human Rights Day, observed worldwide on December 10 every year to commemorate United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1950 as per resolution 423 (V).

“While lauding and valuing highly the initiatives of HM the King, and the serious work of the government in the field of human rights consolidation in the kingdom, the committee asserts that Bahrain will remain among the countries which are making tremendous efforts to support and encourage all initiatives that lead to the consolidation and protection of human right through seeking to achieve the goals set by the UN in preserving human rights, and translating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the ground,” the statement said.

The panel lauded the keenness of the government, led by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and supported by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, to support all efforts aimed at upgrading the human rights situation.

The government’s support to human rights is in accordance with the kingdom’s civilisational vision emanating from the Islamic Sharia and the natural status of Bahrain as a country with a long history of tolerance and fraternity among all religions and sects, the committee said.

It is also in accordance with the kingdom’s pledges and international commitments in this regard, the statement added.

The Shura Council’s committee underlined the key role played by the UN and its relevant agencies in preserving and consolidating human rights amid the ongoing multiple conflicts which have affected human rights, security and stability.

It stressed that the conflicts in the world require an immediate response to ensure protection for displaced people and refugees in the war-ravaged countries.