Human Rights Minister discusses cooperation in Japan

Tokyo, Feb 12 (BNA) — Minister of Human Rights Affairs Dr. Salah bin Ali Abdul-Rahman and the accompanying delegation today met a number of senior officials of the Japanese Ministry of Justice and discussed cooperation in the field of human rights and exchange of expertise between the two countries, in preparation for the upcoming Human

Tokyo, Feb 12 (BNA) — Minister of Human Rights Affairs Dr. Salah bin Ali Abdul-Rahman and the accompanying delegation today met a number of senior officials of the Japanese Ministry of Justice and discussed cooperation in the field of human rights and exchange of expertise between the two countries, in preparation for the upcoming Human Rights Council meeting.

Human Rights Minister praised the Japanese government’s interest in developing the solid bilateral relations that comes to complement the exchange of high level visits took place between the two countries.

Bahrain’s delegation met CEO Hiroshi Nishida of Reform and Rehabilitation Center, in charge of the process of reforming and rehabilitation of prisoners and juveniles prisoners, and Director Satoru Ohashi of Prison Services Unit, who gave a brief on prisons management in Japan and providing the prisoners and detainees their basic rights.

Human Rights Minister said Bahraini Parliament has been debating to approve a proposal for a new law on the establishment of Reform and Rehabilitation Institution, a new decree was issued on forming the Commission of the Rights of Prisoners and Detainees and the formation of the General Secretariat of the Ombudsman at the Ministry of Interior.

The delegation also met Director General of the human rights office of the Japanese Ministry of Justice, who expressed interest in establishing cooperation with Bahrain in human rights field.

Human Right Minister pointed out that Bahrain has established the National Institution for Human Rights which is an independent body monitoring the work of the government in the field of human rights in accordance with the Paris Principles, as well as the establishment of the High Commission for Human Rights.

The two sides agreed to continue cooperation in the field of human rights and exchanging expertise and information to develop the legal work in both countries.

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