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Arab Federation for Human Rights Conformity and Abidance (of the State of Kuwait) with/to the Totality of Rights and Freedoms Stipulated in the Arab Charter on Human Rights

First: The Arab Federation for Human Rights – Definition

 

The Arab Federation for Human Rights is a non-governmental organization concerned with the status of human rights in the Arab world and headquartered in Geneva. The Organization has been licensed as per the applicable systems regulating the operation of non-government organizations, it was launched in September 2015 as an independent civil Arab initiation – by a number of Arab organizations – to work on improving the situation of human rights and to activate the participation of civil society institutions in the development of the human rights system and harmonization of legislation in the Arab countries, in addition to working on improving the situation of human rights in Arab countries, based on the support, cooperation and coordination that the Federation will be offering to the various actors in the field of human rights . The Arab Federation for Human Rights adopts the principle of participation and positive interaction amongst all parties, in order to achieve constructive and integrated engagement.

Second: Objectives:

 

The Arab Federation seeks to achieve the following goals and targets. within the framework of its obligations:

  1. To support the universal principles of human rights, as established by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the covenants and international conventions and protocols on international humanitarian law, as ell as stipulated in human rights law.
  2. To establish the principles of equality, justice and equal citizenship, peaceful coexistence and exaltation, in addition to promoting tolerance, peace and consolidate its global commitment to the values of dialogue.
  3. To uphold peaceful actions, to reject all forms and manifestations of violence, intolerance and extremism, and to promote a community of peace, tolerance, as well as national reconciliation culture.
  4. To effectively contribute to promoting and enabling Arab women’s and children’s programs, to defend their rights and support international and regional efforts of women and children, in addition to giving the necessary attention to the latter.
  5. To effectively contribute to the protection of Arab refugees’ human rights’ programs, and to express support for care-deserving special categories, and give necessary attention and care to the latter, to ensure equality and to guarantee prompt justice.

 

 

 

Third: means:

 

The Federation seeks to achieve its objectives, through the following peaceful and legitimate means and methods:

  1. Issuance of field, survey and scientific studies, reports and research
  2. Monitoring, control and evaluation of the human rights situation, in addition to measuring the level of compliance of different States with their international obligations
  3. Issuance of statements and appeals related to violations of human rights
  4. Organizing courses, seminars, workshops, conferences, events and dialogues revolving around thought and opinions
  5. Issuance of books, reports, magazines, periodicals, pamphlets and publications of all kinds and types

Fourth: Introduction:

 

The Arab Federation for Human Rights expresses its appreciation for the efforts exerted by the Kuwaiti Government, for its submission of the first national report on the extent of compliance with the provisions of the Arab Charter on Human Rights.

Out of our keenness on the protection and promotion of human rights, and based on our belief in the constructive role played by the League of Arab States- particularly the Arab Commission for Human Rights (Committee Charter) – and its efforts to improve the human rights situation in the Arab countries, to fulfill the commitments made by the countries, themselves, to enshrine the values and principles of human rights and the preservation and respect for the basic rights of its citizens. The Federation submits its report on the extent of the commitment of the State of Kuwait to the terms and provisions of the Arab Charter on Human Rights, showcasing a number of aspects stipulated in the provisions of the Arab Charter on Human Rights, and the extent of relevant commitment by the Kuwaiti government, with a prudent follow-up of local legislations, practices and policies.

Fifth: The Systematic Preparation of the Report:

 

This report was prepared according to the following criteria:

– The Arab Charter on Human Rights, ratified by the State of Kuwait Law No. 84/2013 dated 14/02/2013.

– Guidelines for national human rights institutions and civil society organizations with interest, under the Arab Commission for Human Rights Resolution No. 144/25, on the participation in the provision of the parallel reports of the Committee Charter.

– The first national report submitted by the State of Kuwait to the Arab Commission for Human Rights under Article 48 of the Charter on 08/06/2016.

– Review of the covenants, conventions and international treaties and conventions and protocols, ratified by the State of Kuwait.

– Review of national legislations, laws and regulations and ministerial decisions on human rights.

– A review of the procedures, policies and practices of the operation carried out by the government, and observed from activists and civil society organizations, as well as by members of the monitoring teams, affiliated with the Federation.

Sixth: Main Axes Related to the Review of the Totality of Rights and Freedoms:

 

  1. (Article 1 of the Arab Charter on Human Rights):

 

Kuwait has enacted a series of laws that would make human rights, for example, high and essential, and contribute to the dissemination of human rights; the values of tolerance, brotherhood, dialogue with others and the criminalization of hate speech culture, believing that the promotion of these concepts would guarantee civil peace. It worked to integrate the culture of human rights into school curriculums. The State also established “the Supreme Commission for the Promotion of Moderation”, having for a function to call for moderation, as one of the foundations of the Islamic religion.

The Government of Kuwait sought to expand the role of civil society institutions by integrating their visions in development projects, and in this context, the state launched a dialogue with civil society institutions to create a civil society council whose members include representatives of civil society organizations, in order to involve them in the decision for the promotion of human rights culture-making initiative.

In 2008, the State of Kuwait took the initiative to form a “High Commission for Human Rights”, headed by the Minister of Justice, then issued Law No. 67 of 2015 on the establishment of the “National Court of Human Rights” as an independent body working on the enhancement and the protection of human rights, completing the role of relevant civil society organizations and achieving coordination between the government on the one hand and civil society on the other hand. Although the establishment of the “National Bureau for Human Rights” is a crucial step to preserve human rights in Kuwait, it is to note that after more than a year after the promulgation of the law – and up until the date of preparation of this report – the Executive Regulations of the Court has not been issued, therefore we are calling for an urgent action, in order to complete the creation of the Bureau and to activate its role, in all aspects of its powers and functions.

  1. (Article 2 of the Arab Charter on Human Rights):

 

Article (6) of the Constitution stipulates that “the governing system of the country is democratic, under the sovereignty of the people, the source of all powers …”, where citizens participate in choosing the political system in the country, and involved citizen to achieve that through the right to elect and be elected to the membership of the National Assembly (parliament) that issues the legislation governing the affairs of the state.

The democratic experience in Kuwait constitutes one of the most important experiences of democracy in the Arab world. The democratic experience in Kuwait was launched with the establishment of the national state, and was enriched by this experience to establish a democratic system, with its features entrenched in the fabric of social and political life in the Kuwaiti society.

This democracy has taken root across the historically vital electoral experience and the effectiveness of the practice of democracy, which is based on five pillars:

– The first is taking shape in the establishment of the 1962 Constitution, which is one of the most democratic constitutions focusing on the emphasis of political life and the consolidation of its role in the Arab region.

– The second pillar is determined in the independence of the Kuwaiti judiciary, where the judiciary is an independent authority alone.

– The third characteristic is represented in the freedom of media, known in the State of Kuwait, which confirmed the democratization of political life in it.

– The fourth is represented by the actual democratic electoral transparency that characterizes political life in Kuwait.

– Finally, the fifth pillar lays in the democratic practice of the National Assembly, in accordance with the country’s constitution, a distinctive and effective critical practice known by Kuwait since its independence until today.

We urge the Kuwaiti society to maintain this experience of outstanding democracy and to proceed with the exercise of political and civil rights, guaranteed by the Kuwaiti constitution, which ensures freedom of opinion and expression under Article 36 of the Constitution, “Freedom of opinion and scientific research are secured and granted, everyone has the right to express and propagate his/her opinion orally, in writing or otherwise, in accordance with the terms and conditions prescribed by the law. “

  1. (Article 3 of the Arab Charter on Human Rights):

 

The Kuwaiti legislator used a formula that generally addresses those in charge of the provisions of the Constitution, without the slightest distinction between races or colors, religions or even languages. The Constitution of the State of Kuwait, in article (29) , stipulates that (people are equal in human dignity, and they are equal before the law in public rights and duties, the law not discriminate on grounds of sex, origin, language or religion). Kuwait also authenticated and signed on many international conventions, including the Convention on the elimination of All forms of racial discrimination, as per law No. 33 of 1968, and the Convention on the elimination of All forms of discrimination against women by the Emiri (royal) decree No. 24 of 1994.

It is noticeable that the constitutional guarantees were limited to the prohibition of specific discriminatory grounds namely gender, origin, language, religion, whereas the Arab Charter on Human Rights had a more comprehensive ban on the grounds of discrimination as per Article (3) of paragraph (1) which states that “Each State, Party to the present Charter, is to ensure that everyone subject to its jurisdiction is entitled to enjoy the rights and freedoms set forth in the present Charter, without distinction as to race, color, sex, language or religious beliefs, or opinion, or thought, or national or social origin, property, birth or physical or mental disability. ” Paragraph (2) of the same Article explains that states, parties to the present Charter, shall take the necessary measures in order to ensure the effective equality of entitlement to enjoy the rights and freedoms set forth and stipulated in the present Charter, to ensure protection from all forms of discrimination, triggered by any of the reasons mentioned in paragraph (1).

Despite the fact that the State of Kuwait took several measures to confirm effective equality of entitlement to rights and freedoms, non-discrimination, especially among women and men, Kuwaiti legislations also stressed on non-discrimination between men and women in any areas except what has been associated with the nature of men and women – equally – or visual traditions and rules of Islamic law as the latter are the main source of legislation and court rulings included a fair judgment in favor of women in many areas.

But the reality of the situation entails that there is still some discrimination in the presence of certain laws, written by the Kuwaiti legislator, distinguishing between men and women on the basis of gender in some of the materials, including the Nationality Law No. 15 of 1959, which stipulates in Article (2) that a person is Kuwaiti, when he/she is born in Kuwait or abroad from a Kuwaiti father – forbidding Kuwaiti women from passing their nationality to their children – as the law does not authorize a Kuwaiti woman to transfer her Kuwaiti citizenship to her children or foreign husband, as men are allowed to. Also, the Penal Code, in Article (153) draws distinction between men and women, in terms of the sentence imposed on a murder motivated by adultery. According to the Kuwaiti Personal Affairs Law, No. 51 of 1984, women are not given the right to guardianship or custody of their children, as in Article (209), as well as in the civil Kuwaiti law No. 67 for the year 1980, which was confirmed by Article 110, and therefore women do not have the right to state on their children, except though an official verdict issued by the court.

  1. (Article 8 of the Arab Charter for Human Rights):

 

We praise the approval of the State of Kuwait to the Convention against Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment, under the Law No. (1) for the year (1996) and this agreement is a part of the applicable legislation in the State of Kuwait. The text of the Kuwaiti Constitution through Article (31) states that “no person may be arrested, detained, searched or determine his or restrict his freedom of residence or movement except in accordance with provisions of the law, nor displays any person to torture or treatment briefing dignity,” was to provide protection constitutional through the article (34), has also been established (follow-up to complaints management) of the General administration of supervision and Inspection under resolution No. 2411/2008. Thus, the State of Kuwait has banned clearly humans booking and tortured as a blatant assault on their dignity and reduce their business and human worth, if the booking is not only under the law, we find that torture is forbidden and absolutely permissible.

In this context, the State of Kuwait call for harmonizing its relevant legislation in line with the Convention against Torture and other cruel, inhuman or cruel, inhuman or degrading materials Kuwaiti Constitution relevant punishment. Although the Kuwaiti Penal Code No. 16/1960 by Article 184 ban torture and felony and punished him, as well as law No. 31/1970 on the amendment of some provisions of the penalty box text of the law in its articles (53) and (56) to criminalize and punish those associated with torture acts, but these laws did not know torture a clear definition did not classify it rated accurate as stated in Arab Charter on human rights, where they just ban and criminalization and punishment often associated with your physical assault without reference to harm moral and psychological, as it did not differentiate between the gravity of the crime of torture and other crimes assault allowing the actor the possibility of impunity for the existence of these gaps in the law, in addition to that penalties provided for in this legislation does not live up to the seriousness of the crime of torture, but has been replaced in some material fine like material (53) and (56) of law 31/1970, which contrasts with what was confirmed by the Charter of the seriousness of this crime and the need not to fall by prescription.

 

  1. (Article 10 of the Arab Charter for Human Rights):

Adopted by the State of Kuwait set of conventions and treaties that would combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling, and illegal immigration, and the criminalization of such acts, promulgated Law No. 91/2013 regarding the prevention and fight against human trafficking and the criminalization of all forms and different forms of trafficking, and founded the responsibility of legal persons for crimes human trafficking and migrant smuggling and illegal immigration, and that compliance with its international commitments in this area, as the Penal Code No. 164/1960 was issued and Law No. 55/1987 on the criminalization of different forms of exploitation, such as the fight against prostitution and forced labor laws. Kuwait also acceded to the protocols of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children and the fight against the smuggling of migrants by land, sea and air and certified them by Law No. 5 of 2006 issued on March 27, 2006, and then became the Convention and its Protocol to Prevent Trafficking in Persons an integral part of the national legislative system of the State of Kuwait, as stated in the text of Article 70 of the Constitution part.

In this context, the State of Kuwait call for further activation of the Law No. 91 of 2013 on combating trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, in light of the proliferation of residencies traders largely the one hand, and on the other hand, in light of violations against migrant workers and domestic workers because of the sponsorship system and its consequences negative and in spite of the enactment of law No. 68 of 2015 on domestic workers in Kuwait, which is a positive step that we value.

  1. (Article 12 of the Arab Charter for Human Rights):

 

Commends the Arab Federation for human rights and the elimination of the State of Kuwait, which is always respected and appreciated by all because of the independence and impartiality of the State of Kuwait has been ensured through Article 162 of the Kuwaiti Constitution, which stipulates that: “The honor of the judiciary and the impartiality of judges based on the King and the guarantee of rights and freedoms.” . Under article 163 of the Constitution, there is no authority to hand the judge in spending and the inadmissibility of interference in the course of justice, and that the law guarantees independence and shows the judges and judgments of their own and the conditions of their inability to isolate the guarantees, in the context of eating the Constitution of the principle of separation of powers in the State of Kuwait It came the drafting of the legal text relationship Amir different from those of his relationship with the authorities of the other country (executive and legislative). Articles (51) and (52) of the Constitution stipulated that an Emir (prince) takes on executive and legislative branches with both the Council of Ministers and the Ministers and the National Assembly (parliament (according to the Constitution, while the text in Article (53) of it to take over the courts, the judiciary as Prince within the limits of the Constitution. According to the constitution is to eliminate the highest Board assumes regulatory management and supervision, where Decree law No. 23 of 1990 on the organization of the judiciary and the role assigned to the work of the Supreme judicial Council dominant on the affairs of the judiciary in the State of Kuwait and dedicated to the principle of independence. It also provides the Supreme judicial Council to draft a new law for the judiciary provides more guarantees for the independence of the judiciary and the proper administration of justice and the completion of cases. To ensure the right to litigate in front of the natural courts do not exist in Kuwait exceptional courts, litigants where everyone is subject to normal judge, is what we hope to be implemented soon.

  1. (Article 13, 14, and 32 of the Arab Charter on Human Rights):

 

Ensured the Kuwaiti legal system, the right to a fair hearing by the former independent and impartial tribunal established by law, according to the provisions of the Constitution in the articles (34, 164, and 166) of the report of the right of litigation and guarantee legal trial conducted by the Court arranged kinds, degrees, duties law.

And gave the Kuwaiti legislature through the provisions of the Constitution all the guarantees that will ensure the personal freedom of the individual and preservation of human dignity. Article (7) of the Constitution, justice, freedom and equality are the pillars of society, and Article (8) thereof provides that the State shall safeguard the pillars of society and ensure the security and peace of mind and equal opportunities for all citizens, and Article (30) states that personal freedom is guaranteed, have confirmed the provisions of the Law of criminal procedure No. 17 of 1960, these principles. As devoted Kuwaiti legislature freedom of expression and keen to approval humanity as a value stable and solid, text of through Article 36 of the Kuwaiti Constitution that) freedom of opinion and scientific research is guaranteed and every human being has the right to express his opinion verbally, in writing or otherwise, in accordance with the terms and conditions prescribed by law) as it made the original press, printing and publication shall be guaranteed in accordance with the terms and conditions prescribed by law, as stated the text of Article 37 of the Kuwaiti Constitution.

And appeals to the Federal Government of Kuwait keen on fulfilling these rights, considering the numerous trials and the provisions relating to offenses connected with the exercise of rights relating to freedom of opinion and expression guaranteed by the Constitution since its release in 1962, also calls for federalism to maintain border controls governing this right and to ensure that the delicate balance that make it acceptable to the community and the legal point of view.

  1. (Article 17 of the Arab Charter for Human Rights):

It appreciates federal efforts the State of Kuwait to the rights of the child in all aspects of his life and so in line with the general principles that made human focus of attention and consistency with national legislation and international conventions relating to this matter, and on the level of personal and civil rights of the child and social welfare and economic welfare and rights of education, culture and protection. Where the state not only as guaranteed by the Constitution of the protection and care to clarify for young people from the rights and protection by the state has been on the publication of numerous legislations and laws and regulations that will enhance children’s access to all their rights in all fields and are not subjected to exploitation and ensure their enjoyment of life SAFE Among these highlights legislation nurseries own No. 22 Act of 2014, and the law of childhood rights No. 21 of 2015, and the law of the family nursery No. 80 of 2015, and the juvenile Act No. 111 of 2015.

  1. (Article 20 of the Arab Charter for Human Rights):

Reflect federal appreciation for the procedures related to the prisons carried out by Kuwait, especially in the care of prisoners and respect for their rights under international legislation sector, which won praise from the UN and human rights organizations, where he embarked on the rehabilitation and development of prison facilities, programs and adopted a comprehensive plan to develop in order to cope with its international obligations. The legislator has the text of the law regulating prisons No. 26/1962 internal and Regulation No. 25/1976 amended by Decree No. 33/1978, to ensure that everything that covers the humanitarian aspects of the prisoners and detainees in accordance with international principles and rules concerned in this regard, was also keen on non-discrimination among prisoners because of race, color, sex, religion, wealth and other manifestations of discrimination inhumane as stipulated law referred to Article material (25) and beyond that the prisoners are two categories category (a) they remand and sentenced to imprisonment in solitary simple and category (b ( They include sentenced to imprisonment with labor, and that divides the prisoners in each category to grades according to their age and type of their crimes and their sentences and their ability to repair, and except that all the prisoners on one measure of equality.

  1. (Article 22, 27, and 29 of the Arab Charter on Human Rights):

The issue of stateless of issues of interest and concern to the federal human rights and human rights organizations, as is the percentage of stateless in Kuwait relatively large government does not recognize of being Kuwaiti nationals, and launches them residing name illegally in the State of Kuwait, and suffers in Kuwait “deprivation of nationality and the right of citizenship,” which means they do not have the rights enjoyed by Kuwaitis, such as access to free government schools, free health care, and employment in the government sector, and owns real estate, documenting the marriage and divorce contracts, driver’s license, and travel outside the country, in addition to their right to obtain birth and death certificates. This contrasts with Article 22 of the Arab Charter on Human Rights.

And demanding the federal Kuwaiti government to solve the problem of stateless in preserving rights for all, and work to find a rapid solution to this thorny issue and recognition of civil and legal rights, and a commitment to the United Nations Convention of 1954 for statelessness, which provides for the granting of the all their human rights enjoyed by citizens.

With regard to the right to nationality, states Article 27 of the Constitution of the State of Kuwait that “the Kuwaiti nationality prescribed by law and may not be dropped or withdrawal of nationality only in the limits of the law”, and organizes the Emiri Decree 15/1959, “the Kuwaiti Nationality Law”, which stipulates in Article ( 2) that it is a Kuwaiti, every child born in Kuwait or abroad father Kuwait, and thus was based on the law on blood right hand of the father, without any limitation or condition, while the mother’s right to conditions where Article (3) of the same law on the right to grant her nationality to her son if the father was unknown or not prove lineage to his father. Which expresses opposed to some of the articles of this law with the Kuwaiti Constitution, and with Article 29 of the Arab Charter on Human Rights.

  1. (Article 33 of the Arab Charter for Human Rights):

Kuwaiti Constitution stipulates in Article (9) that “the family is the basis of the society founded on religion, morality and patriotism. The law preserves its structure and strengthens its ties and protect mothers and children.” And criminalized texts Kuwaiti Penal Code promulgated by Law No. (16/1960), as amended, all forms and images of violence, regardless of who signed such an assault, whether man, woman or child. The Ministry of the Interior in order to maintain security for all citizens in general, and to minimize the effects of violence against women, the establishment of community police department in 2008, and the involvement of trained female elements in this administration, making it able to work on finding solutions to some of the problems of violence against women of all ages.

As well as the State of Kuwait to take other measures to ensure the protection of the family and the prohibition of violence, including, for example:

  1. took over the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor for the care of the girls divorced) category deprived of family care (and who their family problems and marital accommodation of in accordance with Article 42 of the Rules of Procedure of the House of the Department of Family Care girls in addition to providing care inpatient for all people with special needs, including children, whether they are of unknown parentage events or categories, and the like, or features.
  2. The issuance of the Family Court Act No. (12) for the year 2015 and includes the establishment of a family court in each province would consider in family issues.
  3. The establishment of courses and workshops to prevent violence against women and children and how to protect them from exploitation, and how women support her children and elevate sound environmental standard of care for the child.
  4. Ensure that maternity, old age and those with special needs and young rookies.

And appreciates the federal these and other efforts accorded by the State of Kuwait for the family as the first pillar and basic building block in the social edifice, which has proven throughout history their eligibility and their worth and due to this status, and calls for further development and upgrading everything possible to family affairs and their components, especially women by providing an appropriate environment Care in order to enable it to play its role in the development of a just and equal.

  1. (Article 34 of the Arab Charter for Human Rights):

 

It commends the federal including his State of Kuwait of great interest to staff from citizens and foreign labor, and through the enactment of laws necessary to protect them and save their rights, such as the Civil Service Law and the decisions, and the law of civil work, and Decree Law organized by the domestic labor offices. In this context, the Federation calls on the Kuwaiti government to review the sponsorship system currently in place and the effects incurred by him, which is still a challenge and a violation of the rights of foreign workers, which account for 63% of the population of any “two million.” In addition to the review of all legislation on labor and workers in order to ensure further preserve their rights, and that reflects the respect for Kuwait and its compliance with treaties and conventions of workers’ rights, and in accordance with the obligations incurred after joining international conventions, such as the Law No. (36/1968) to approve the UN Convention United to combat transnational organized crime and its Protocols, including the Protocol to prevent, suppress trafficking in persons, especially women and children, supplementing that Convention. And the Convention against Torture and other cruel, inhuman being the subject of Law No. (1/1969).

  1. (Article 35 of the Arab Charter for Human Rights):

 

Kuwaiti Constitution guarantees the right to form associations and trade unions and the exercise of trade union work in article (34), and organized by Law No. (6) for the year 2010 in the material (98) to (110). The number of non-governmental associations in Kuwait (113) Association in various activities, and the number of federations business owners (46) federations and trade unions (73) Association. It commends the federal laws of Kuwait was free of any provision to prevent the strike, which means the right to strike in line with all international charters and conventions and in accordance with the regulations set by the State of Kuwait and the condition of its impact on the public interest.

And appeals to the federal Kuwaiti government to remove all obstacles that stand in front of activating the role of the Kuwaiti civil society, and to expand its participation in the decision-making and the protection of its independence circle as this represents a guarantee for the promotion of democratic practice, the overall human development, and the advancement of Kuwaiti society in all sectors, and to achieve stability and peace, social justice and development human and community participation.

  1. (Article 41 of the Arab Charter on Human Rights):

 

The text of the Constitution of the State of Kuwait in Article 40 that education is a right for Kuwaitis, guaranteed by the State in accordance with the law and public order and morality limits, compulsory education is free in its early stages and according to law. Kuwait has paid literacy and adult education programs much attention since 1957. Some of the materials Decree Law No. 4/1987 to public education, as well as some articles of Decree Law No. 4/1981 on literacy, all of which are contrary to the provisions of Article 41 of ” Arab Charter on human rights “as the Charter stipulates that” everyone has the right to education and primary education shall be compulsory and available in various stages and conditions for all “, without specifying to citizens only, and without any discrimination.

Accordingly, the Federal Kuwaiti government calls for action on the need to end all forms of discrimination in education, and that is education, literacy and adult education is a right for all citizens and residents, as the public schools receive Kuwaiti students, along with the sons of some limited categories and provide them free education, while the rest of the categories are deprived of the education of their children in public schools.

Seventh: Recommendations:

 

The Arab Federation for Human Rights in the light of what was reviewed in its report the following recommendations:

  1. Review of national legislation on human rights and work to align them with the Arab Charter on Human Rights.
  2. the need to activate the “National Office for Human Rights” of Law 67/2015, according to the Paris Principles.
  3. Review of national legislation in a comprehensive manner, and work on amendments aimed at removing any discrimination based on sex or sexual type, color, religion, language rights, and confirm their compliance with the Kuwaiti constitution, which emphasized equality, and with the Arab Charter on Human Rights and international legislation.
  4. Review of national legislation in a comprehensive manner, and work on amendments aimed at removing any distinction of rights between men and women, particularly with regard to the rights associated with the family and children, and not contrary to Islamic law.
  5. Work to amend the national legislation on anti-and criminalization of torture, as criminalized confirms clearly and accurately, according to the text of the Arab Charter on Human Rights, ensures accountability and no impunity for the perpetrators of this crime.
  6. To work on activating the law 91/2013 Private trafficking in persons, and the need to tighten monitoring of this crime and to hold the perpetrators procedures, that constitutes all the images and shapes that you take this crime, including protecting the community which ensures those responsible accountable.
  7. work on the revision of trials and sentences for crimes related to the exercise of the rights associated with freedom of opinion and expression guaranteed by the Constitution and affirmed by the Arab Charter on Human Rights as to achieve justice, and to develop a clear and precise legal basis and the governor to exercise this right and in line with what the text of the Constitution and the Arab Charter on Human.
  8. work to develop a national program for comprehensive review of working to address all issues associated with statelessness in Kuwait, aims to address the humanitarian and legal status of this category to ensure their access to all civil, political, social and cultural rights, particularly the rights associated with the identity and personal legal in light of the text by the Constitution and affirmed by the Arab Charter on human rights.
  9. urged the Government to allow the exercise of the right of peaceful assembly to all without discrimination, and to stop all special procedures to the adherence of that right or prevented, or criminalized, in line with what affirmed by the Arab Charter on Human Rights.
  10. urged the government to allow the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and publication, and stop all actions to restrict that right or is disabled or criminalized, and to emphasize the independence of all media and media organizations, and the development of legal controls to exercise this right through modern media and social networking.
  11. urged the government to take legal action to abolish the sponsorship system because it represents a violation of human rights, and put on the protection of workers and the rights of migrants and to prevent their exposure to any form of abuse, violence and abuse legislation.
  12. urged the government to review national legislation, particularly Law 24 of 1962, allowing for freedom and the establishment of associations and the exercise of their work for all Den discrimination, and in order to prevent any restriction or disabling of this right.
  13. urged the Government to cancel all the procedures and policies that restrict the right to receive health services, primary health care, and the abolition of all forms of discrimination or restriction impeding without receiving everyone on the face of the equality of those services, as stipulated in the Constitution and confirmed by the Arab Charter on Human Rights.
  14. urged the Government to end all forms and manifestations of discrimination to receive basic education and literacy programs and adult education, making education an equal right for all, and removes all obstacles prohibitive to accept students in public schools and receive free educational services, as stipulated in the Constitution of Kuwait and the Arab Charter on Human Rights .

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