Bahrain as­sures rights of ex­pats

The Philippine Star - - OBITUARIES - By PIA LEE-BRAGO

Bahrain’s Na­tional In­sti­tu­tion of Hu­man Rights (NIHR) as­sured over­seas Filipino work­ers (OFWs) it is safe­guard­ing the rights of ex­pa­tri­ates in that coun­try.

The NIHR con­ducted re­cently its Com­pre­hen­sive Out­reach Pro­gram on Hu­man Rights at the Philip­pine em­bassy in Manama.

NIHR Chair­woman Maria Khoury spoke to over 100 Filipino na­tion­als who at­tended the event and ex­plained the func­tions and role of the NIHR. She em­pha­sized that the NIHR’s man­date is to en­sure that the hu­man rights of all peo­ple re­sid­ing in the King­dom are re­spected and pro­tected by the state, in ac­cor­dance with the di­rec­tive of His Majesty King Ha­mad bin Isa Al Khal­ifa.

The sem­i­nar is also part of the em­bassy’s pro­gram for the con­tin­ued ed­u­ca­tion and build­ing of aware­ness of its cit­i­zens about their rights in Bahrain.

Am­bas­sador to Bahrain Al­fonso Ver ac­knowl­edged the ef­forts of the King­dom to ini­ti­ate re­forms for the en­hance­ment of the pro­tec­tion of the rights of mi­grant work­ers in Bahrain and thanked the NIHR for its ef­forts to reach out to the Filipino com­mu­nity in the coun­try.

He also thanked the mem­bers of the Filipino com­mu­nity who at­tended the event and en­cour­aged them to help in shar­ing the in­for­ma­tion they re­ceived to other kababayans who were un­able to at­tend the fo­rum.

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