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KSA: Human Rights Commission Calls For Criminalizing Racial Discrimination

KSA: Human Rights Commission Calls For Criminalizing Racial Discrimination

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 - 09:30
Riyadh- Asharq Al-Awsat
The Saudi Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has recommended the enactment of a law criminalizing racial discrimination to promote a culture of tolerance, respect for human rights, and preservation of national cohesion.

The SHRC stressed that the Islamic Shariah obliged justice and equality in rights and duties.

The state also gave the issue of racial discrimination the necessary consideration through the enactment of many regulations, where article 8 of the Basic Law of Governance stipulates that “Governance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia shall be based on justice, shura (consultation), and equality in accordance with the Islamic Shariah.”

The SHRC stressed that the enactment of such a law would culminate in measures taken to combat racial discrimination, especially since the accession of the Kingdom to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination has made it an integral part of the Saudi national systems.

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