UAE making strides in human rights

The Deputy Director of the Human Rights Department said the UAE has strived to respect, observe and guarantee human rights since its inception.

DUBAI // The Ministry of Interior commemorated International Human Rights Day on Wednesday at a seminar for police chief commanders from the seven emirates.

Colonel Mohammed Ali Al Shehhi, Deputy Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of the Interior, said since its inception, the UAE has strived to respect and observe human rights and guarantees them in its Constitution and domestic legislation.

“One of the country’s main objectives was to adhere to international conventions embodying those rights, thus entering the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of racial discrimination in 1974 and worked on abiding by its provisions, calling regionally and internationally for the prohibition of all forms of racial discrimination of racial discrimination, and the right of everyone, without distinction of race, sex, colour, to a decent life and it continues this approach thanks to the continued support of the country’s senior leadership.”

“The late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan said ‘people are the greatest wealth of a nation’, he supported Human Rights laws and conventions through wise decisions and initiatives to preserve the most precious wealth of the nation.”

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Published: December 11, 2014 04:00 AM

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