First Human Rights Seminar Concluded [Archives:2002/02/Front Page]

January 7 2002

The Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC)concluded last Thursday The First Human Rights Seminar in Taiz.
Trainees from different countries such as Egypt, Kuwait, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE participated in the event. The Minster of State for Human Rights, Dr. Whaeeba Farae said Yemen was one of the leading countries that respected human rights. She laid great stress on that Yemen was completely away from terrorist acts which she described as inconsistent with the whole celestial religions and as against the moral values. She added that encountering terror and violence was one of the main responsibilities of the whole peoples of the world.
“Self-defense is a legal right through which human dignity can be achieved. Consequently our stand is stable to condemn terrorism and the Israeli aggression against the defenseless people in Palestine,” she added.
The Governor of Taiz delivered a speech in which he thanked trainees for making a success of the seminar. He stressed that the world nations achieved tremendous accomplishments in the field of human rights adding that the first regional training course with regard to human rights was organized in Yemen in cooperation with a number of Arab countries.
In the same context, the British Ambassador to Sana’a said:”I believe that there is a vital role for non-governmental organizations in promoting human rights and in encouraging government to stick to their national and international obligations and I would encourage you all to continue in this very important endeavor.”
In a statement to the Yemen Times the Director of the HRITC called for stabilizing human rights principles and disseminating awareness at the regional level, specifically in the Peninsula and the Arab Gulf.