The director of the Egyptian Center for Free Democratic Studies, human rights activist Dalia Ziada, commented in exclusive statements to Al Bayan, on the UAE winning a seat in the Human Rights Council, saying: The UAE is one of the countries most deserving of this seat, especially with the huge leaps it has achieved in terms of Human rights – at all levels – in recent years, which confirms its commitment to promoting human rights in general.
The Egyptian jurist pointed out that the UAE recently established the National Human Rights Commission, which aims to promote and protect human rights and freedoms in the country, in a manner consistent with the state’s approach aimed at promoting and protecting a culture of human rights, explaining that the UAE has many different precedents, which confirm this role internally, as it is one of the The most flexible country in terms of freedoms, including freedom of belief, women’s rights, and more.
She cited, for example, the rights of women in the Emirates, and the number of high-level government positions held by women, including the position of the Ministry, with an unprecedented rate of representation in any other Arab country..
And she added, “When we compare this situation with many other countries, we find that the UAE is proactive in many matters,” explaining that the field of freedom of religion in particular bears witness to this. She says: “During the last two decades in particular, the role of the UAE has emerged as an important hub in the business sector around the world, and therefore it was necessary to accommodate all the cultures that come to it, within a context of freedom and the preservation of the rights of all.”
At the conclusion of her interview with Al Bayan, the Director of the Egyptian Center for Free Democratic Studies stated that “the various sectors attest to the UAE’s interest in promoting a culture of human rights in general, and it deserves that seat.”
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