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‘Human rights top Kuwait’s priorities’ – More powers sought

KUWAIT CITY, May 3, (KUNA): Kuwait remains steadfast in its commitment to human rights, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, noting that the issue of human rights is “no longer a national issue, but an international one.” Assistant Foreign Minister for Coordination Affairs Nasser Al-Sabeeh made the remarks at a …

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Human Rights society hits health segregation – ‘End violation’

KUWAIT CITY, March 21: On the occasion of the international day for the elimination of racial discrimination which annually falls on March 21, the Kuwait Society for Human Rights (KSHR) renews its demand to abolish the recent decisions and directives issued by officials at the Ministry of Health with regard …

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Egypt orders to close down human rights organisation – ‘Part of crackdown on NGOs’

CAIRO, Feb 18, (Agencies): Egypt has issued an order to close a prominent human rights organisation that documents complaints of torture in custody, the group said on Wednesday. The Nadeem Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, whose headquarters are in central Cairo, documents allegations of torture, death and …

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Kuwait keen on issues promoting human rights: Al-Mutairi

DOHA, Jan 14, (KUNA): Kuwait is keen on issues promoting human rights and justice, said a Kuwaiti official here Thursday. Speaking to KUNA on the sideline of a regional event organized by Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on promoting human rights in the Arab …

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Human Rights Watch has release a set of guidelines for construction companies in Gulf Arab states

DUBAI: Human Rights Watch has released a set of guidelines it says construction companies in the oil-rich Gulf Arab states should follow to ensure basic rights for migrant workers. The New York-based rights group’s recommendations released Tuesday are aimed at tackling some of the biggest abuses involving millions of migrant …

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Kuwait rejects Amnesty criticism of rights record – ‘AN OPEN SOCIETY BASED ON RULE OF LAW’

DUBAI, Dec 17, (RTRS): Kuwait dismissed on Thursday criticism by Amnesty International that human rights have been eroding in the country since the Arab Spring protests erupted across the region four years ago and said it remained an open society based on the rule of law. In a report published …

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Rights, freedoms … Always

  Over the past 12 months, we have witnessed a number of historic achievements in international development where our broad and disparate community of nations has confirmed its determination to live in international solidarity. As we celebrate the 67th anniversary of the adoption on Dec 10, 1948 of the Universal …

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The Human Rights panel picks Al-Omar as chairman

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2: The Human Rights Committee Monday elected MP Jamal Al-Omar as Chairman and MP Askar Enezi as rapporteur with MPs Faisal Al-Shaye, Hamoud Al-Hamdan and Adnan AbdulSamad members. The new-appointed Rapporteur Al-Enezi said the committee will soon decide on the priorities of the Commission. He added, a …

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‘Kuwait’s policy prioritizes protection of human rights’ – Kuwait reiterates calls for UNSC reforms

NEW YORK, Oct 31, (KUNA): Diplomatic attache of Kuwait’s permanent mission to UN Alyaa Abdullah Al-Muzaini said Friday Kuwait policy prioritizes protection of human rights due to belief in the interrelation between this issue and sustainable development. The Kuwaiti constitution and related legislations ensure the highest degree of protection to …

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Kuwait among states for forced Pyongyang labor

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29, (AP): Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labor to circumvent UN sanctions and earn foreign currency for the country, amounting to between $1.2 billion and $2.3 billion annually by one estimate, a UN investigator …

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