The State of Kuwait has underscored before the 25th session of the UN Council for Human Rights, the importance of the housing issue because of its role in maintaining human dignity and stability of society.
Diplomatic Researcher at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait Amina Jamal Al-Dawwas praised, in Kuwait's speech during the debate on the report of the Council on the right to housing, the guiding principles contained in the report, which can be used by the states to provide adequate housing as a component of the right to adequate standard of living and the right to non-discrimination in this context.
She pointed out that the Kuwaiti Constitution laid the foundations of individual property and the right of the individual to property through Article 16, which provides that property, capital and labor are fundamental constituents of the social structure of the state and the national wealth which all are individual rights with a social function regulated by law.
Al-Dawwas pointed to Law No. 30 issued in 1965, pertinent to the establishment of the Credit and Savings Bank to facilitate the social credit for citizens, in addition to Law No. 41 of 1993 regarding residential care.
She stressed conviction of Kuwait to individual's right to live safely and decently and to maintain his or her ownership as rights guaranteed by the Constitution through Article 18.