NCFA's executive plan and national plan on human rights: points of convergence
The Follow-up Committee on Human Rights and the Task Force entrusted with drafting the "Comprehensive National Human Rights Plan" met on Sunday to review points of convergence between it and NCFA's executive plan.
NCFA Secretary-General Fadel AL-Hmoud stressed during the meeting the importance of the National Plan in strengthening the human rights system as it is an objective, practical, measurable and dynamic plan. He also highlighted the significance of the collaborative work among all institutions to ensure its success, noting that the political will in this country supports a holistic perception of human rights.
On his part, the Government Coordinator for Human Rights at the Prime Ministry Basel At-Tarawneh reviewed some of the pillars of the National Plan, noting that it is the product of deliberations between all relevant national institutions demonstrating the importance of collaboration and networking in the execution of the plan.
Task Force members discussed key future programs and plans prepared with the relevant institutions and bodies to implement the programs and pillars of the National Plan, in addition to the mechanisms and phases of the plan preparation. The National Task Force comprises the following members: a representative from the Supreme Judge Department, Deputy Secretary-General for Administrative Affairs in the Ministry of Social Development, Director of the Human Rights Department in the Ministry of Justice, representative of the Anti-corruption Commission, representative from the Transparency and Human Rights Office in the Public Security Directorate, representative from the Public Intelligence Department and a team from the government coordinator office.
It is to be noted that the points of convergence were centered around several projects including those related to advocacy for the endorsement of the family violence protection law particularly with regard to article 308 of the Penal Code; review and adoption of Juvenile Justice Strategy and monitoring the implementation of all associated pilot projects, preparation of rules and regulations for the Juvenile Law and submitting it to the Ministry of Social Development as most of the provisions were already endorsed with the exception of the dispute settlement regulations; preparation of a detailed procedures manual for the National Framework for Family Protection against Violence; following up on the implementation of the executive plan to strengthen institutional repose to violence cases; expanding and rolling out the Project "Automated Procedures for Handling Family Violence Cases" across the Kingdom; updating the National Strategy for Senior Citizens; and developing quality assurance criteria for home shelters.