Mauritanian President Meets Delegation of Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions

Nouakchott: HE Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani met with a delegation from the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions, based in Doha.

The Mauritanian President discussed with HE the President of the Arab Network Ahmed Salem Ould Bouhebeini and HE the Secretary General of the Network Sultan bin Hassan Al Jamali and the accompanying delegation ways to protect and promote human rights in the Arab region.
The Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions concluded its international conference “Integrating Human Rights into Public Policies” which accompanied the General Assembly of the Networks in the capital Nouakchott on July 27-28. The General Assembly saw the transfer of the presidency of the Networks from the National Human Rights Council Human Rights Committee of the State of Qatar to the National Human Rights Commission of Mauritania. The National Council for Human Rights in Egypt has been elected to host the next General Assembly.

In a press release, the President of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions noted that the conference resulted in many important decisions in the field of the promotion and protection of human rights in the Arab countries.

For his part, HE Sultan bin Hassan Al Jamali appreciated Mauritania’s hosting of the conference and congratulated the National Human Rights Commission of Mauritania for chairing the Arab Network this year.

At the end of the conference, participants called on States to commit to respecting human rights, enacting laws and establishing redress procedures. They called for a moral, ethical and political commitment to promote and protect human rights and facilitate the realization of human rights by building the capacity of people to meet their needs.

Al Jamali read the recommendations of the conference, which stressed the importance of encouraging Arab countries to accede to all international human rights conventions, urging them to commit to submitting their reports on time and to follow up on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the reports of the international committees. , and to be guided by human rights principles and standards in the processes of designing and implementing policies and programs to formulate desired outcomes.

Participants highlighted the need to strengthen elections, democracy and pluralism in order to implement governance and mainstream human rights into public policies to achieve sustainable development; and to promote the work of national human rights institutions to build the capacities of public decision-makers and civil society organizations to enable them to take ownership of a human rights-based approach.
After the closing session of the conference, the Arab Network held a meeting of its executive committee to examine the challenges and needs of national institutions and ways to overcome them, in addition to discussing the latest developments concerning member institutions. The date and venue for the next meeting of the Executive Committee have also been set, in Doha in February 2023.

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