Saudi Arabia keen to protect human rights, HRC chief says

Al-Awwad wants to criminalize and combat human trafficking through a set of actions and measures that ensure human dignity

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A woman looks out of her tent on January 17, 2018 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A woman looks out of her tent on January 17, 2018 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

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RIYADH: Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, president of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, said Saudi Arabia is keen to protect and promote human rights.

Al-Awwad also wants to criminalize and combat human trafficking through a set of actions and measures that ensure human dignity and protect it from all forms of abuse and exploitation.

In observance of Friday’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Al-Awwad said the Kingdom is making significant and constant efforts to combat human trafficking through the establishment of the Saudi National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking.

The committee enacts regulations and legislation that ensure protecting victims and safeguarding their rights on a local and global level.

Not only did the Kingdom issue regulations and legislation to combat human trafficking, but it was also keen to make the necessary efforts to enforce them, Al-Awwad said.

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