The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights  Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with  the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights 15 February 2015

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the International Gulf Organization for Human Rights located in Dubai and the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights located in Egypt, an event that is considered a beginning of mutual work between two of the organizations representing the civil society and working in the field of human rights. The mutual efforts will enable the two bodies to work more effectively to protect and boost the respect for human rights, and to spread the culture of human rights and develop the legislations and practices related to human rights in the Arab world. The memorandum of understanding aims to lay the foundation for future cooperation to build rights bodies in the Gulf region and the Arab world in accordance with a national project adopted by the International Gulf Organization for Human Rights and based on partnership in the field of human rights between the governments on one hand and the NGOs on the other hand in the presence of effective coordination with other national bodies working in the field of human rights.

Consultant Mansoor Eisa Lootah, the president of the organization signed on behalf of the International Gulf Organization for Human Rights, and consultant Hafiz Abu Assda, the president of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights signed for the Egyptian body. During the signature of the memorandum, they emphasized the importance of mutual work in the field of human rights protection, and the importance of the work that targets prevention of the violations committed against the people in the Arab states in particular and around the world. They also focus on the importance to highlight the critical rights issues and exert the required efforts to tackle these issues in accordance with the local and global instruments and work to create a legislative umbrella that cover all the practices and legislations taking into consideration what is stated by the universal declaration for human rights and rights-related international laws.

Taking this opportunity, the president of the International Gulf Organization stated during the memo signature that the organization welcomes with great pleasure the establishment of this partnership that aims to lay the base for future work targeting protection of the human rights and prevention of violations committed against the basic rights. He also said that the partnership has been founded on a solid base that allow for more comprehensive rights practices as regards dealing with human rights issues confronted by the societies in the Gulf region and the Arab world. The partnership will create the suitable climate for the human rights work with respect to the neutrality of the profession away from the political agendas and religious and sectarian orientations. It will establish a work based on methods and programs that prevent our states from being targeted by the local and global human rights bodies considering that some of them concentrate on serving certain agendas or orientations. Also the memo creates a broad space for technical cooperation and open wide opportunities for training and development regarding the work that aims to spread the human rights culture among the communities in the Gulf region and the Arab world, this will take place in the presence of complementary partnership between the governmental institutions and the representatives of the civil society through constructive interaction with the aim to achieve the mutual targets of the two organizations in accordance with a comprehensive rights perspective that is based on local and global partnership.

On his side, consultant Hafiz Abu saada the president of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights stated that the partnership between the International Gulf Organization for Human Rights and the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights is considered a beginning of mutual work between the civil society organizations that work in the field of human rights protection and prevention of rights violations in the Arab world, and aim also to boost the respect for human rights in all the Arab states.

This form of partnership will provide an appropriate opportunity to spread the culture of human rights in the Arab world, and as a result pioneer fresh skills will be created in the field of human rights in the Arab world and this will be reflected in the development of the human rights legislations and practices in the Arab world.

On the other hand, certainly the cooperation between the Arab civil society organizations will boost the interaction with the local and global instruments and considerably contribute to the efforts that aim to highlight the major rights issues in the Arab world and helps in tackling them in accordance with these instruments in a way that eventually leads to success in providing protection for human rights and boosting respect for them in the Arab states.