14 civil society bodies announce human rights coalition

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AMMAN — Fourteen civil society institutions in Jordan have launched a coalition under the “National Alliance for International Human Rights Mechanisms” Tuesday, Amman Net reported. اضافة اعلان

The coalition will work to enhance Jordan’s endeavors to fulfill international obligations enshrined in human rights conventions by submitting reports, discussing them and following up on the recommendations issued by the UN mechanisms in partnership with all relevant parties, to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights.

The coalition also aims to strengthen civil society institutions partnerships, build local, regional and international expertise in preparing reports, writing skills, collecting data, and push toward implementing recommendations and observations issued by UN entities.

It aims to coordinate relationship between civil society institutions concerned with human rights and official institutions.

The coalition approved a code of conduct and rules of procedure for its work; it was agreed that an executive committee consisting of Noha Mahrez, from the Women’s Solidarity Institute Association; Moaz Momani, from Lawyers Without Borders; and Asim Rababaa, from the Adalah Center for Human Rights, will be formed, and that the members will serve for two years.

Rababaa was appointed general coordinator of the coalition, which will be publicly announced on December 19 as part of a celebration it will hold on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day under the auspices of Senate President Faisal Al-Fayez.

The coalition includes the Jordanian Women’s Solidarity Institute, the Jordanian Association for Human Rights, the Women’s Visions Association, the Center for Mediators of Change and Sustainable Development, the Awareness Center for Human Rights Training, the Tamkeen Center for Legal Aid, the Center for Change for the Empowerment of Society, and the I’m Human Association for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Creativity and Challenge Charity Association, Yarmouk Builders Association, Professional Tools for Training and Capacity Building Foundation, Adalah Center for Human Rights Studies, Lawyers Without Borders, and the Institute for Politics and Society. The coalition is open to organizations and individuals working in the field of promoting and protecting human rights.

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