|Volume 6||Dhu Al-Hijjah/Muharram 1440|
|Issue 3||September 2018|
National Office for Human Rights in Kuwait
By: Prof. Badria A. Al-Awadi
One of the most important measures of establishing the National Office for Human Rights in Kuwait has been completed through the issuance of an Emiri Decree on the formation of its Board of Directors consisting of Kuwaiti competencies with diverse human rights and legal expertise, as well as the promulgation of law no. 67/2015, amended on 3 April 2018.
It is well known that the establishment of this office came within the framework of Kuwait’s cooperation with the requirements of UN General Assembly Resolution 48/134, which encourages Member States to: “Establish national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights” as well as in response to a proposal by the United Nations Human Rights Council after their review to Kuwait’s human rights record in 2010, which has been implemented by several Arab and Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Tunisia and others.
In addition, the establishment of this official legal framework has been a request by a number of personalities and Kuwaiti civil society organizations during the past period, with the aim of developing institutional work and promoting …