Monday, November 02, 2009

Human Rights: Saudi King gives green light to landmark human rights project

MENAFN - Arab News reports the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has given the green light for a landmark project that aims to raise awareness about human rights throughout Saudi Arabia.

The king's approval will allow the Human Rights Commission (HRC) to fulfill one of its constitutional obligations, according to its President Bandar Al-Iban.

The HRC sets general policy to build public awareness of human rights and propose ways to implement it through institutes and bodies specializing in education, training and media.

The commission is also authorized to spread values and a basic understanding of human rights, which correspond with Islamic law. The HRC, through its specialized divisions, will organize courses for personnel of all human rights-related bodies in the Kingdom, and for those who are interested in the field.

Al-Iban confirmed that the project's mission is to spread the culture of human rights in an atmosphere of brotherhood, tolerance and forgiveness.

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