Higher Commission for Human Rights (HCHR)
State of Kuwait
Recently, world has been witnessing a strong tendency towards achieving justice among all individuals. In this concern, State of Kuwait does all its best and exerts great efforts in order to keep pace with this tendency regionally and worldly regarding human rights; so the Ministry of Justice "MOJ" has taken many practical actions to safeguard and promote such rights within the general framework of the international organizations of human rights.
Thus, "The Higher Commission for Human Rights" has been composed within actions taken in this respect; many ministerial decrees in 2008 (No. 104, 169, 361, 360) have been issued on the composition of the Higher Commission for Human Rights, nomination of members of HCHR, setting up the secretariat thereof, nomination of members of the sub-committees thereof and rules of procedures of HCHR.
The Higher Commission for Human Rights is entrusted with a number of functions set forth in the ministerial decrees while the commission holds many meetings in order to follow up fulfilling such functions entrusted therewith and to discuss several topics related to human rights on national, regional and international level. More practically, sub-committees of the higher commission, included members representing a number of ministries and authorities similar to the higher commission, were formed for more efficiency and specialization.