FNC approves draft law to establish Human Rights Commission

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A draft law to set up a UAE Commission for Human Rights has been approved by the Federal National Council (FNC).

In a statement on Twitter, the FNC said the institution will have the power to submit proposals and advice to the authorities.

The body will also develop a national action plan for the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.

In addition, it will contribute to eliminating all forms of racial discrimination.

Dr Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Diplomatic Advisor to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, welcomed the move as an “important step” in the nation’s fiftieth year, in a post on social media.

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