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Ombudswoman meets Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights MENA representative

Ombudswoman meets Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights MENA representative


Manama, Ombudswoman Ghada Hamid Habib met today with Mazen Shaqoura, Regional Representative for the Middle East and North Africa of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Beirut upon his visit to Bahrain, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ombudswoman Habib welcomed the visiting official and expressed appreciation for the ongoing communication between the Ombuds Office and the United Nation’s agencies, including the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Development Programme, particularly in the context of joint training projects to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

The two sides discussed the role of the Ombuds Office and its contribution to promoting respect for human rights within the framework of the judiciary and independent human rights institutions in cooperation with the relevant agencies in the kingdom.

She highlighted the interest in developing training and development activities and applying best practices, such as guidelines issued
by meetings and resolutions of the UN General Assembly.

Habib emphasised the commitment to continue cooperation and communication with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. This is in line with the approach of transparency and applying standards of meaningful communication to serve the public, and ensuring respect for human rights in the areas of law enforcement and monitoring reform and rehabilitation centers and pretrial detention centers.

Source: Bahrain News Agency