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Business & Money | Tuesday 1 June, 2021 8:21 am |

HRC signs MoU to promote human rights in Saudi Arabia

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Lawyers’ Association to boost cooperation.


The MoU aims to enhance coordination between the two sides to protect human rights and develop the local legal sector along modern lines within the parameters of the Shariah.


The main focus of the agreement is promoting human rights culture, exchange of information, statistics and reports and increased communication to ensure justice to all.


Saudi Arabia is witnessing a qualitative leap in the field of human rights. The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program is at the forefront of these reforms intended to focus on humans.


Among over 60 recent decisions made to improve the situation of human rights in the Kingdom, 22 were related to women.  


In November 2020, the Kingdom eased the sponsorship system for foreign expat workers, including contract restrictions that gave employers control over the lives of around 10 million migrant workers.


HRC is forging partnerships with local, regional, and international establishments working in the field of human rights.


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