Muscat: The Oman Human Rights Commission (OHRC) took over the Chairmanship of the Arab Human Rights Network during the 13th meeting of the Network’s General Assembly.
The meeting, which was held at Grand Millennium Hotel, was attended by a number of renowned Arab, regional and international figures, as well as chairmen of human rights’ commissions and organisations.
Isa bin Said al- Kayoumi, Chairman of Oman Human Rights Commission said in a statement to reporters that taking over the chairmanship of this Network is a great mission as we will seek to promote the performance of the
network to activate its role in promoting the human rights culture and providing the conducive milieu for freedom of expression without any exaggeration and without any involvement of issues related to racism, religion or creeds
as this has negative effects on the Arab societies.
The opening speech was delivered Dr. Mosa Barizat, General Commissioner of the National Centre for Human Rights, who then transferred the Chairmanship to Dr. Isa bin Said al-Kayoumi, OHRC Chairman.
Algeria will host the next general assembly meeting in 2017. Dr. Hessa al- Badiaa, from OHRC, Ambassador Mohammed Nageeb from the National Council for Human rights in Egypt were selected as members of the drafting
Al-Moathir bin Ahmed al- Siyabi, from OHRC has been selected as rapporteur of the meeting.
Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Palestine and Morocco have also been elected for the executive committee for the Arab Network. The meeting approved the annual report of the Network for 2015 and the progress made in the action plan for 2016.