Sharjah24 – WAM: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decision regarding the formation of the Board of Directors of the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI).
The decision stipulated the formation of the board of directors of the NHRI under the chairmanship of Maqsoud Kruse, and the composition of 11 members: Fatima Khalifa Juma Al Kaabi, Mariam Muhammad Al Ahmadi, Fatima Abdul Rahim Al Badwawi, Kulaitham Obaid Bakhit Obaid Al Matrooshi, Nour Ghanem Saif Rashid Al Suwaidi, Ameera Rashid Al Suraidi, Dr Ahmed Youssef Abdullah Al Mansoori, Mohammed Ibrahim Ahmed Al Hammadi, Dr Zayed Saeed Saif Saeed Al Shamsi, Dr Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al Noman and Shahreyar Haider Ashraf Nawabi.

According to the decision, the Council chooses – from among its members – a vice-president to assume the presidency in his absence, and the term of the council members is four years from the date of entry into force of the decision.

In accordance with the law establishing the INDH, a consultative mechanism has been proposed to select the members of the Board of Directors from among the advisory bodies, academics, civil society institutions and those with technical and professional expertise, being given that their membership is on a personal basis.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa issued a decision appointing Dr Saeed Mohammed Abdullah Al Ghafli as Secretary General of the National Human Rights Institution with the rank of “Under Secretary”.

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed also issued a ruling regarding the participation of representatives of government entities in the meetings of the Board of Directors of the National Human Rights Institution.

The decision read as follows: “The representatives of the following government agencies participate in the work of the Board of Directors of the National Human Rights Institution and attend its meetings: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization and the Ministry of Community Development.

The decision of the President of the United Arab Emirates emphasized that each entity stipulated in clause 1 of this article must choose its representative and send the nominations to the president of the National Human Rights Institution, along with sufficient information. on the candidate. The representatives of the public authorities – referred to in article n ° 1 of this decision – are not entitled to vote on the questions to be debated by the board of directors.