The Foreign Ministry launched Tuesday a book about Kuwait's role in the human rights field, in a ceremony patronized and attended by Undersecretary Khaled Al-Jarallah.
The book, "Human Rights in the State of Kuwait .. Fundamentals and Principles," is part of the foreign ministry's keenness on adopting "vital projects" aimed at boosting role of Kuwait in human rights, Al-Jarallah said at the ceremony.
"Since its establishment, Kuwait has attached great attention to human being and his rights, and these values have been deepened in the Kuwaiti society and have become fundamentals ... that human rights are major principles of the way the international community deals with out contemporary issues," he said.
The constitution, laws and legislations of Kuwait respect human rights principles, affirmed Al-Jarallah.
Kuwait's human rights reports comply with the UN Human Rights Council's criteria, he added.
The foreign ministry, he said, was holding training courses in cooperation with the Human Rights Council in order to educate them about "the latest developments of this file which is important and vital for Kuwait." Al-Jarallah said the book was documenting Kuwait's commitment to human rights.
Dr. Saud Al-Harbi, Education Ministry's Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Research and Curricula, said human rights have become global interest "and reflect the cultural and legal development of the country." Al-Harbi, speaking on behalf of the government department that contributed to the book, said "human rights are natural rights which cannot be separated from the human being." He said the constitution of Kuwait was "full of human rights values even before (Kuwait's) joining of many relevant agreements."