The sultanate, represented by the Oman Human Rights Commission, celebrates with the rest of the world the Human Rights Day on Thursday, which is celebrated annually across the world on December 10.
This year’s theme ‘Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights’, relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring human rights are central to recovery efforts.
The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation on December 10, 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
An official of Oman Human Rights Commission said this year the commission has dealt with more than 60 complaints.
“The reports were related to civil, economic and social rights. The commission worked in accordance with its competencies to deal with these issues and find appropriate solutions for them in coordination and cooperation with the competent authorities,” he said.
“The commission also updated its website and activated its electronic accounts to enhance communication and strengthen interaction with all members of society.”
During the year, field visits were carried out to some sites in cooperation with the departments concerned with human rights, he added.
With regard to participation in events, Sheikh Abdullah bin Shuwain al Hosni, chairman of the commission, said, “The commission has participated in a number of international conferences and symposia organised by human rights institutions, led by the Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions in Geneva, Asia Pacific Forum and Permanent Arab Commission for Human Rights at the League of Arab States and the Arab Network for Human Rights.”
The commission also monitored and followed up on all international issues and reports.
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