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OHRC participates in the annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Forum

A team from OHRC participated in the annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Forum, through the Zoom application. During the meeting, the Forum’s financial performance report was reviewed and the report on promoting gender equality was presented. The meeting also approved the audited financial statements and elected the Forum’s representative in the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions. A …

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OHRC participates in the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Arab Network for Human Rights on the events in Palestine

OHRC participated, via video conference, in the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions. The meeting came amidst the current events in Palestine, the Israeli aggression and escalation against the Palestinian people, especially in the Gaza Strip and occupied Jerusalem. During the meeting, the events and violations that affected Jerusalem and the Palestinian …

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OHRC Chairman meets with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Sultanate

Sheikh Abdullah bin Shuwain Al Hosni, OHRC Chairman, met in his office with Her Excellency Laetitia van Asch, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Sultanate. During the meeting, the OHRC Chairman spoke about the mandates of OHRC, its work mechanism, its role in monitoring and receiving human rights communications in the Sultanate, its follow-up to international reports, …

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OHRC participates in the meetings of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions

Sheikh Abdullah bin Shuwain Al Hosni OHRC Chairman chaired OHRC team participating in the 17th General Assembly of the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions, held via video conference. The meeting began with a speech by His Excellency Issam Younes, Chairman of the current session of the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions at which he reviewed the …

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Oman Human Rights Commission Statement in relation to reports published by the International Organization for Migration and the London Guardian about Sierra Leone domestic workers in Oman

Oman Human Rights Commission (OHRC) under its   jurisdictions and responsibilities followed up the report published by “International Committee for Migration”, and London Guardian concerning the complaints of mistreatment of domestic workers who had traveled from the Republic of Sierra Leone to work in Oman. In brief the British Guardian published that domestic workers who came from the Republic of Sierra …

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Royal Decree amending the membership of OHRC

His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq issued Note: This is a translated version of the royal decree. In case of discrepancy between the Arabic original and English translation, the Arabic text prevails. Royal Decree 40/2021 Amending the Annex Attached to Royal Decree 124/2008 Establishing the Oman Human Rights Commission and Determining Its Competences We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of …

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OHRC Chairman meets with the representative of the United Nations Population Fund in the Sultanate

Sheikh Abdullah bin Shuwain Al Hosni OHRC Chairman met at OHRC headquarters with His Excellency Karl Kulessa, Representative of the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) in the GCC Countries, residing in the Sultanate. At the beginning of the meeting, the OHRC Chairman welcomed the representative of the United Nations Population Fund to the Gulf Cooperation Council, expressing his appreciation …

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OHRC Chairman meets with the representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Sultanate

Sheikh Abdullah bin Shuwain Al Hosni, OHRC Chairman, met at OHRC headquarters with Jamila Al Hammami, representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Sultanate. Al Hosni gave an overview on OHRC, its functions and its role in following up human rights issues in the Sultanate. For her part, the representative of the International Committee of the …

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