Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces launch of wide consultations on National Human Rights Plan
The Assistant Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Faisal bin Jabur Al-Doseri, stated that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will launch broad consultations with partners, stakeholders, the private sector and civil society in all areas of human rights through holding online workshops. This aims at preparing the National Human Rights Plan for the promotion and protection of human rights, especially civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights through joint collective action.
The first workshop, titled "The Role of the Legislative Authority in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights and Preparing the National Action Plan for Human Rights", will be held on August 18, 2020 under the patronage of Representatives Speaker, Fawzia bint Abdullah Zainal, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, with the participation of Chairman of the Shura Council Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh, the Assistant Foreign Minister and a number of Representatives and Shura Council members.
The workshop will discuss the importance of the National Plan for Human Rights and international standards, the role of the legislative authority in contributing to the preparation of national plans, the importance of rights committees in parliament, and legislation and laws related to their preservation and maintenance. The workshop will also review regional and international experiences and models in preparing national plans, and the parliament’s strategies in supporting and developing Human rights and sustainable development.
A number of experts from the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Nations, the European Union and the United Kingdom will participate in a number of workshops.