The National Human Rights Institution is an independent entity, according to the president


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Abu Dhabi: Maqsoud Kruse, President of the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI), said the NHRI is established as an independent entity with its own legal personality and enjoys financial autonomy and administrative law as promulgated in Federal Law No. 12) of 2021 and in the spirit of the Paris Principles.

In a statement on Sunday, on the occasion of taking office, Kruse explained that the NHRI will oversee government performance on all human rights issues, develop proposals, make recommendations and provide consultations. to relevant stakeholders on how to promote, protect and defend human rights in the public and private sectors.

He added that the INDH will exercise its functions through close partnerships with government entities, civil society, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, research centers and academics, in addition to forming close partnerships and cooperate with various international organizations, in particular the United Nations. , in order to develop good practices and be able to work in accordance with international standards.

“The INDH will develop programs and initiatives that will promote the culture and principles of human rights, as represented in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the promotion of the state of right and equality between all members of the community on the basis of the principles of tolerance, diversity and coexistence “, he continued.

The President of INDH stressed that at this fundamental stage, he will work closely with the Board of Directors to develop executive plans, organizational structures and a budget, as well as the recruitment of young talents to join the NHRI.

He concluded that the NHRI would also launch the visual identity and its social media accounts to ensure direct and transparent communication with the public, in order to achieve the highest levels of professional efficiency and quality of services.

Prior to his current post, Kruse served as Strategic Communications Advisor at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs (MOPA), in addition to his role as a member of the National Media Team mandated by the UAE Cabinet.

He also worked as the executive director of Hedayah, the international center against violent extremism. The independent international center has focused on countering violent extremism (CVE) in all its forms and manifestations through dialogue, capacity building and research.

In addition to his leadership and advisory roles, Kruse has served on the Steering Committee of the Policy, Think and Do Tanks Working Group for the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) since its inception in 2014 as a multi-stakeholder global fund. that works with local partners to build the resilience of communities to violent extremism.

In addition to his twenty years of service in the international, governmental and private sectors; he is an international writer, speaker and regular guest of various media and publications including CNN, Sky News Arabia, Phoenix TV, Abu Dhabi TV, Al Hurra TV, SBS Radio, Sharjah Radio, New York Times, Washington Post and The National.

He received his Masters in Organizational Psychology from the University of Melbourne in Australia and his BA in Psychology from the University of the United Arab Emirates (UAEU).


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