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  • 11Apr
  • The Board of Trustees of the National Human Rights Institution holds its seventh meeting


The Board of Trustees of the National Human Rights Institution held its seventh meeting on Monday, April 10th, 2023, chaired by H.E. Maqsoud Kruse, the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the National Human Rights Institution, and with the participation of government representatives.


The meeting agenda included several items, which involved reviewing the National Human Rights Institution's strategic plan for 2023-2025. This plan is based on strengthening the protection of human rights and promoting its culture in the United Arab Emirates, through cooperation with relevant entities and developing mechanisms to monitor the implementation of international human rights standards at the national level.


The board also discussed the projects of memorandums of understanding between the institution, universities, and research centers, within the framework of academic cooperation with leading institutions to improve and develop human rights fields, exchange experiences, train human rights cadres, and issue scientific human rights research and publications. This reflects the institution's keenness to build sustainable partnerships with various institutions to enhance and protect human rights and develop human rights work mechanisms.


The board also reviewed the plan for the institution's active external participation in regional and international forums for 2023, in addition to the visits of national human rights institutions from other countries, within the framework of exchanging expertise and building relationships.


The meeting included the participation of representatives of the five government entities, which are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and the Ministry of Community Development, whereby the Board of Trustees reviewed the initiatives and efforts undertaken by these entities in all human rights files. NHRI aims to establish solid coordination mechanisms between government entities and the six permanent committees to focus on relevant human rights issues.


The "National Human Rights Institution" was established in 2021 as per the Federal Law No. (12) as an independent institution and enjoys financial and administrative independence and aims to protect and promote human rights in the United Arab Emirates by taking into account the UAE Constitution, mandates and other relevant international treaties. The institution works in compliance with the Paris Principles as it sets the basis for regulating the work of national human rights institutions approved by the United Nations.