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Tag Archives: human rights

Intellectuals, human rights – ‘Cultural diversity vital’

The Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center (Opera House) organized a lecture on Nov 30 evening under the title ‘Culture of Luxury or Survival’. The speaker at the event was former Minister of Information Saad bin Tefla. The moderator of the event was another former Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Sanousi. Professor Ben …

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Kuwait hails progress in human rights protection – More efforts needed to implement concept fully

NEW YORK, Nov 5, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait on Friday commended the international efforts to improve the standards of living and protect human rights around the globe. These efforts gained momentum after the endorsement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement, Nour Al-Dowailah, said …

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MEPs criticise Amnesty’s report on GCC – We need genuine dialogue: Alliot-Mari

BRUSSELS, Sept 6, (KUNA): Several Members of the European Parliament have stressed that the human rights situation in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council is improving and they criticised the Amnesty International for generalising the situation and ignoring the progress made in the human rights domain in the Gulf region. The …

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‘Indonesia will not send maids to Kuwait, Mideast’ – ‘Need to improve treatment of workers’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6, (Agencies): Indonesian Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri was quoted as saying the Indonesian government is not in favor of sending domestic workers to Kuwait. “As of today, the government has not entertained the idea of revoking the moratorium on sending labor in the domestic sector to …

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MoI committed to apply laws on respecting rights

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad on Monday met in his office Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, and her accompanying delegation. Other security officials and International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission …

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KSHR team discusses issue of Zimbabwean female workers

KUWAIT CITY, June 11: A delegation from Kuwait Society for Human Rights visited the headquarters of the General Directorate of Residency. They were received by Major General Talal Ibrahim Marafi – General Manager of Residency Affairs. During the visit, Major General Marafi welcomed the visiting delegation warmly and discussed many …

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Shelter Center for Migrant Labor big ‘home’ – Kuwait preserves human dignity

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: “In Kuwait, there is a particular interest in the rights of migrant workers which reflects the general trend to preserve human dignity, without exception, and to respect all the international conventions and agreements signed by Kuwait. The most prominent of these concerns is the Shelter Center …

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MPs ask Europe to step up humanitarian role

KUWAIT CITY, May 17: The parliamentary Human Rights Committee met the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula on Tuesday to discuss humanitarian and political issues of mutual concern, says Committee Chairman MP Jamal Al-Omar. Al-Omar disclosed the meeting focused on Domestic Labor Law, human rights legislation, Kuwait’s …

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IS attacks Syria hospital, kills 20, takes hostages – US lauds Belgium

BEIRUT, May 14, (Agencies): The Islamic State jihadist group on Saturday overran a government-controlled hospital in eastern Syria, killing 20 members of pro-regime forces and taking medical staff hostage, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadists attacked Al-Assad hospital in Deir Ezzor as they press an …

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