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Criminal suits vs Lankan envoy – Groups cite 2009 war crimes

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 29, (AP): Human rights groups in South America are alleging war crimes violations in lawsuits filed against a former Sri Lankan general who is now his Asian nation’s ambassador to Brazil and five other countries in Latin America. The suits against Jagath Jayasuriya are based on …

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Hotline to aid expat workers

KUWAIT CITY, July 11: Kuwait Society for Human Rights has launched a “hotline 22215150” to raise awareness of migrant workers in Kuwait of their various legal rights and duties. Khalid Al-Hamidi, Chairman of the board of Kuwait Society for Human Rights, said that the hotline operates in five different languages: …

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Bill aims to shift human rights to Parliament

Ministers can’t act as mediator and challenger, say MPs KUWAIT CITY, July 6: MPs Adel Al-Damkhi, Adnan AbdulSamad, Jaman Al-Harbash, Abdulkareem Al-Kandari and Mohammed Hayef have presented a proposal to transfer the National Human Rights Commission from the Council of Ministers to the Parliament. The lawmakers proposed amending the first …

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e-platform aims to educate migrant workers in Kuwait

KSHR launches platform for 1st time in Gulf KUWAIT CITY, June 13: Khalid Al Ajmi, Chairman of Kuwait Society for Human Rights, announced the launch of an electronic platform in five languages as a contribution to educating migrant workers in Kuwait on their legal rights through cartoons and pictures, as …

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Kuwait upholds human rights – Certain forces try to undermine reputation

KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Kuwait upholds human rights despite the attempts made by certain forces to undermine the reputation of the country in many ways including the hostile media through all means such as social media, press and television, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting reliable sources. They indicated about those who …

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Kuwaiti Ambassador receives Indian human rights award ’16

NEW DELHI, Dec 10, (KUNA): Kuwait Ambassador to India Fahad Al-Awadhi has been conferred the prestigious Indian Universal Human Rights Promotion Award 2016. The ambassador received the award Saturday at the 17th World Human Rights Congress organized by the Indian Institute of Human Rights in New Delhi on the occasion …

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Human Rights Day marked with different themes yrly

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 10: Human Rights Day is celebrated every Dec 10 with different themes and this year’s theme is: “Stand Up For Someone’s Rights Today.” In a press statement, Kuwaiti Society for Human Rights (KSHR), pointed out the necessity to protect the rights of all humans, not just those …

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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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