Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, issued a federal law establishing the National Human Rights Authority.
Under this law, an independent body called the "National Human Rights Commission" shall be established, with its headquarters in the capital, Abu Dhabi, and it may open branches and establish offices in other emirates.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, also issued a decision regarding the formation of the Board of Trustees of the National Human Rights Authority. The decision stipulated the formation of the Board of Trustees of the National Human Rights Commission headed by Maqsoud Adel Abdullah Cruz, and the membership of 11 members: Fatima Khalifa Juma Al Kaabi, Maryam Muhammad Al Ahmadi, Fatima Abdul Rahim Al Badawi, Kulaitham Obaid Bakhit Obaid Al Matrooshi, Nour Ghanem Saif Fattar Rashid Al Suwaidi, Princess Rashid Al-Suraidi, d. Ahmed Youssef Abdullah Al-Mansoori, Mohammed Ibrahim Ahmed Al Hammadi, d. Zayed Saeed Saif Saeed Al Shamsi, d. Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al Noman, and Shahryar Haider Ashraf Nawabi.
The resolution stated the following: “Representatives of the following government agencies shall participate in the work of the Board of Trustees of the National Human Rights Authority and attend its meetings: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and the Ministry of Community Development.” The decision of His Highness the President of the State confirmed that each of the bodies stipulated in Clause 1 of this article chooses its representative, and the nominations are sent accompanied by sufficient data about the candidate to the head of the authority, as stipulated in the decision, that the representatives of the government agencies provided for In Article 1 of this resolution, it has the right to vote on the issues presented to the Board of Trustees.
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