The King and the Prime Minister Meet Members of the NIHR
On 7 June 2010, HM the King of Bahrain met the President and
members of the National Institution for the first time. The delegation
was headed by Salman Kamal Al Deen. The meeting lasted about two
hours, in which discussions were evolved around the Institution
and its expected role. The King stressed the importance of the NIHR,
and its role in protecting the rights and dignity of Bahrainis.
The King regarded adhering to Arab and Islamic values as one of
the pillars of the Institution and praised the expertise and capabilities
of the members of the NIHR in human rights, which will contribute
to helping the Institution achieve its objectives confidently. Finally,
he thanked them for their efforts in carrying this national responsibility.
On 30 June 2010, His Royal Highness the Prime Minister met the
members of the NIHR, and said that the Kingdom of Bahrain was able
to fulfil many of its international human rights commitments. He
added that the establishment of the NIHR represents a positive and
important development towards more promotion and protection of freedoms
and human rights. The Prime Minister also stressed the Government’s
desire to continue working to improve human rights and promote fundamental
freedoms. This comes in the context of partnership with civil society
and through a comprehensive national vision based on respecting
and protecting human rights as an inextricable part of social practice.