|Date: 16/09/2012 Time: 12:23:00 PM
Heads of state human rights departments in the
GCC countries held their 14th meeting on Sunday to discuss a host of issues
namely a proposed proclamation of a joint human rights declaration for the
member states of the council.
The officials' agenda lists a series of topics such as a proposal by Oman
to hold an educational course about international laws for asylum and
protection of refugees as well as the GCC ministerial council resolution,
taken at its 123rd session held in Jeddah last June, on drafting of a GCC
human rights declaration.
They will address issues of bureaucratic nature, namely a plan by the GCC
Secretariat General to post news and reports about human rights affairs on
electronic social networks such as Twitter.
The GCC comprises Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman.
Yemen is represented in some sub-committees.
The body was founded in early 80s for coordination and unification in