Foreign Minister chairs Human Rights High Coordination Committee meeting

Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, affirmed that Bahrain will continue promoting and protecting human rights and ensuring political, civil, economic, social and cultural freedoms in accordance with the vision of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

He extended thanks and gratitude HM the King and to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, for the continuous attentiona ttached to respect for rights, human dignity and fundamental freedoms, in a framework of equality and equal opportunities without discrimination, under the National Human Rights Plan, which was approved by the Cabinet.

He was speaking as he chaired 32nd meeting of the Higher Coordination Committee for Human Rights remotely.

He expressed thanks to the members of the Committee, praising their efforts in partnership with the legislature and civil society in preparing the national human rights plan, discussing the first national report before the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights last February in Geneva, and their success in performing their national duties.

The session discussed Bahrain’s preparation to submit the fourth national report of the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights, before discussing it next November.

Bahrain has fulfilled 90% of the recommendations of the previous report, and announced its candidacy for membership in the Human Rights Council for the years 2023-2025, for the fourth time in its history.

He stressed Bahrain’s keenness on positive and constructive cooperation with the Council, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the relevant treaty bodies.

The ministr’s human rights section prepared a guide on human rights commitments in the fields of education, health, housing, women's and children's rights, rights of the elderly and people with disabilities, combating trafficking in persons, and other areas of sustainable development.

Dr Al Zayani said that Bahrain will continue to promote its human rights achievements in accordance with principles stemming from the values of the Bahraini society, its religious and civilized identity and its authentic culture in consolidating tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

He stressed Bahrain’s policies which are compatible with the Constitution and the National Action Charter, which reflects its high position as a model of good governance and respect for public rights and freedoms.

Source: Bahrain News Agency