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Kuwait submits first human rights report to Arab panel
June 9, 2016, 8:29 am

Kuwait on Wednesday submitted its first human rights report to the Arab Human Rights Committee, expected to be discussed in 2017.

The move goes in line with article 48 of the Arab Charter on Human Rights, Advisor in the Kuwaiti permanent delegation to the Arab League, Mohammad Nahi Al-Allati, who handed over the report, told KUNA.

The article provides that the states "parties undertake to submit reports --- on the measures they have taken to give effect to the rights and freedoms recognized in this Charter and on the progress made towards the enjoyment thereof."

Kuwait has organized a workshop on the Arab Charter on Human Rights in cooperation with the committee, shedding light on issues of health, education, and social care and development as basic human rights, all guaranteed by the Kuwaiti constitution, he said.

Kuwait is bound to a host of regional and international agreements relevant to human rights, such as the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Arab Charter of Human Rights. 

Source: KUNA

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