Kuwait keen on hu­man rights: Re­searcher

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - — KUNA

Bol­ster­ing hu­man rights is a top pri­or­ity for the State of Kuwait, said a re­searcher in a speech to a UN so­cial, hu­man­i­tar­ian, and cul­tural com­mit­tee meet­ing late Tues­day. Sarah Saleh AlZouman, mem­ber of the Kuwaiti di­plo­matic del­e­ga­tion par­tak­ing in the 71st UN Gen­eral Assem­bly, told the meet­ing that her coun­try was very keen on im­ple­ment­ing leg­is­la­tions and poli­cies aimed at im­prov­ing the sit­u­a­tion of hu­man rights in Kuwait. Kuwait is keen on sign­ing on all in­ter­na­tional agree­ments per­tain­ing to the pro­tec­tion and de­vel­op­ment of hu­man rights, said the re­searcher.

As part of Kuwait’s in­ter­est in the pro­gres­sion of hu­man rights, Zouman, re­flected on her coun­try’s grat­i­tude to­wards the ex­pa­tri­ate pop­u­la­tion, say­ing that they were an in­te­gral part of so­ci­ety due to their im­mense con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of Kuwait. She added that Kuwait has worked and con­tin­ues to co­op­er­ate with the UN on hu­man rights de­vel­op­ment, men­tion­ing that the con­sti­tu­tion of the coun­try and its laws pri­or­i­tized the pro­tec­tion of hu­man rights.

Zouman reaf­firmed that Kuwait will work with other in­ter­na­tional part­ners to re­in­force no­tions of hu­man rights world­wide, say­ing that prob­lems like ter­ror­ism, the spread of armed con­flicts, hu­man traf­fick­ing, and oth­ers dilem­mas had vi­o­la­tions of hu­man rights as one of the most sig­nif­i­cant com­po­nents.

On the sub­ject of hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions, the Kuwaiti re­searcher con­demned the never-end­ing Is­raeli ag­gres­sion against the peo­ple of Pales­tine, say­ing that such vile ac­tions against the in­no­cent Pales­tini­ans should be put to an end.

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