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Saif bin Zayed receives UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

posted on 26/04/2010: 875 views



The UAE leadership has been keen on ensuring justice for all the nationalities since the foundation of UAE, said the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Receiving the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, here in his office yesterday, Sheikh Saif expressed his pleasure about her visit, especially the UAE has signed the agreements and protocols on human rights in the light of its sustained efforts to eradicate all forms of racial discrimination and human trafficking.

Sheikh Saif underlined that "the world humanitarian values are not new to our local community, our Arab heritage and our religious teachings that call for solidarity among human beings".

The meeting tackled the efforts of UAE to boost human rights through the country's clear policies on safety, security and good living conditions to all the nationalities. It also discussed the UAE efforts to provide good living conditions for workers in line with the protection of labour rights.

On her part, Pillay commended sincerity and candidness of the ministry of Interior in tackling the issues of human rights, describing the meeting as "fruitful and constructive initiative, especially the commission has met one of the important leaders in charge of enforcement of the legislative and legal policies ensuring the human rights".

She hailed the UAE humanitarian achievements being deemed a living example for international cooperation in this respect, citing the creation of competent Human Rights Department at the UAE Ministry of Interior. Pillay added that the department will also deal with the organised crimes, cyber crimes and others.

The international official referred to unique position of the UAE national women, who occupy ministerial posts and different positions in the judiciary.

Pillay expressed her satisfaction about transparency position of the ministry of Interior, which pledged to cooperate with the commission in any case reported to the international body, referring to the UAE government's commitment to support the efforts of commission through training and exchange of information to serve the interest of local and international communities.

Present were Major General Nasser Lakhraibani, Secretary General of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Brig. Ahmed Nahkaira Al Muharrami, Director of Human Rights Department at the General Secretariat of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Adel Al Muhri, Director of the Human Rights Department at the UAE Foreign Ministry. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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