Consultations to nominate NIHR commissioners underway

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Manama, Mar. 31 (BNA): Pursuant to the mandate of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Minister of the Royal Court Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa is carrying out consultations to nominate commissioners to the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR).

The consultations are based on Royal Order 17 / 2017 that determines the controls governing the appointment of members of the Council of Commissioners at NIHR from the human rights, legal and academic areas, and representatives of civil society and professional associations.

The nominations take into account the proper representation of women and minorities in a way that contributes to strengthening the status of the institution in accordance with the Paris Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, ratified by the UN General Assembly Resolution 48/134 on December 20, 1993.