Tag Archives: human rights

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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‘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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