By WALAA HAWARI | ARAB NEWS
Published: Aug 16, 2010 01:09 Updated: Aug 16, 2010 01:09
The Arab Human Rights Committee has urged member states to report back to them on how they are tackling human rights.
The committee is particularly focusing on those who signed the Arab convention on human rights.
During its seventh meeting, held under the leadership of chairman Dr. Ibrahim Al-Awadi at its headquarters in Cairo, the committee considered recommendations and decisions concerning the schedule to discuss reports from member states.
The committee confirmed that it would aim to remain independent as per the convention and called on all Arab countries to sign up to tackle human rights issues.
A newly elected member from Saudi Arabia, Dr. Hadi Al-Yami, was also welcomed at the meeting.