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Saudi Human Rights Commission signs MoU to combat domestic violence

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  • Publish Date

    March 30, 2021

The MoU was signed by HRC Chairman Awwad Al-Awwad and Princess Lulwa bint Nawwaf bin Muhammad. (SPA)

The proposed body will be tasked to study the phenomenon and come up with proposals for the development of a legal framework to counter domestic abuse and protect and rehabilitate the victims

RYADH: The Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Mawaddah Charitable Association on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to increase coordination in protecting human rights and increase awareness to reduce domestic violence.

The MoU was signed by HRC Chairman Awwad Al-Awwad and Princess Lulwa bint Nawwaf bin Muhammad, chairperson of the association’s board of directors.

They agreed to establish an independent body to deal with the issue of domestic violence and to work on developing specialized centers to rehabilitate victims of abuse.

The proposed body will be tasked to study the phenomenon and come up with proposals for the development of a legal framework to counter domestic abuse and protect and rehabilitate the victims.

It will also conduct research to review the prevailing situation in this regard and study the existing laws.

Since its establishment, the HRC is actively working to ensure protection of rights at all levels.

 

Copyright: Arab News, Published, March 30, 2021 
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