GENEVA – Represented by the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, the Sultanate of Oman, took part in celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in Geneva.
Dr Abdullah Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, who headed Oman’s delegation in the event, said that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an official document defining basic human rights that must be protected globally. The declaration serves as a reference guide that should be solicited and respected by all peoples and nations, said Al Saidi, noting that the charter paved the way for the endorsement of many international and regional human rights conventions and treaties.
The declaration has thus become a basic pillar of systems and laws in various countries of the world, including the Basic Law of the State in the Sultanate of Oman, Al Saidi added.
The Minister stressed that Oman believes that the celebration of the anniversary provides an opportunity to renew world countries’ pledge to reestablish the foundations of human rights at a time the world is witnessing blatant violations of human rights in some countries where inhumane practices ruptured the innocence of childhood and the dignity of the elderly, and even amounted to genocide.
The Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs conveyed Oman’s pledge to honour the declaration. He pointed out that Oman’s joining the international community in this event reflects the country’s quest to help realize a peaceful world order based on justice, integrity and dignity for mankind, as well as respect for the United Nations Charter, the international law and the international humanitarian law.
The Minister also affirmed that Oman lays emphasis on the declaration’s attention to the “family”, being the building block of society that deserves the right to enjoy the State’s protection.