Civil society organizations discuss human rights situation in Jordan

Civil society organizations discuss human rights situation in Jordan
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AMMAN — The Prime Ministry's Human Rights Unit hosted a consultation meeting with civil society organizations on the fourth cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights on Monday in order to enhance Jordan's human rights condition.اضافة اعلان

Director of the unit, Khalil Abdallat, said that the government has been committed to harmonizing its practices and legislation in accordance with international obligations by notifying the secretary-general of the UN about the steps that the Jordanian government will take to address the coronavirus pandemic in line with human rights standards.

Push for local institutions to carry out their dutyHe continued to say that this consultative meeting is key to push all ministries, government agencies, and national institutions to carry out their humanitarian and legal duty in a manner consistent with the requirements of the next stage.

Jordan, he added, has received global attention due to its active role at various levels in achieving the principles of the UN based on maintaining security and peace in all countries.

Abdallat stressed that the Jordanian state is firmly rooted in adopting human rights, and was built on an approach of respect for basic rights and freedoms, noting that the Jordanian constitution is clear evidence of this.

This conference is part of a series of discussions organized by the unit in collaboration with Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF) and the participation of national institutions and civil society organizations.

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