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Human Rights Boss, Al-Awwad Thumbs Up For Saudi Arabia Over Human Rights Promotion

President of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad has commended the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its continued efforts and activities in protecting and promoting human rights.

At a meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet in Geneva yesterday, January 20, Al-Awwad recalled the recent World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2020 report which scored Saudi Arabia 70.6 percent on human rights observation.
According to him, the World Bank report ranked the Kingdom as the top reformer and top improver among 190 economies that it covered.
The report also places Saudi Arabia first among GCC countries and second in the Arab world.
Dr. Al-Awwad said that the Kingdom made such achievements under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman who introduced a lot of reforms, development, change and modernization of all state facilities, the foremost of which is human rights.
He said that in the past three years, 60 reform-related decisions dealing with human rights as well as 22 decisions pertaining to women empowerment have been made.
“Among the foremost of these reforms is the launch of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which focuses on the human being as the center of development, and includes human rights goals.
“The Kingdom is still looking forward to achieving more accomplishments, and will continue in the development march led by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense.”
Dr.  Al-Awwad said that the Kingdom has fulfilled its international obligations to which it has become a party and submitted all its international reports, to be among the 36 countries that have committed to do so out of the total of 197 states parties.