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Civil Society Declaration on Countering Hate Speech during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Kuwait on 21st June:

24 Civil authorities in Kuwait under leadership of the Kuwaiti Society for Human Rights declares launching of “Civil Society Declaration on Countering Hate Speech and Incitement to Hatred during the COVID-19 pandemic - Kuwait”.

The authorities agreed to that the world faces unprecedented crisis of global public health emergency of COVID19. Guaranteeing human rights for everyone poses a challenge for every country. They pinpointed that it is not a time to neglect human rights, rather it is a time when, more than ever, human rights are needed to navigate this crisis in dignity and respect.

Since the Kuwaiti Society for Human Rights believes in Kuwait’s role in supporting peace, justice and equality in the world as a whole, and its commitment to a culture of tolerance, and non-violence, it suggested articles of the declaration and presented it to some experts and public benefit associations for discussion and consultation. All have agreed and expressed their desire and wish to declare their commitments to the human and speak out against all forms of violence, hate speech and incitement to hatred.

Khaled Al Humaidi Al Ajmi, Chairman of Kuwaiti Society for Human Rights, stated that issuance of the declaration is the sense of responsibility borne by the civil society in Kuwait to face the risk of spread of the hate speech and incitement to hatred during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicating that social media are bursting with such speeches as feeding for more human divisions.

The Declaration is formed of (7) Articles, which all assured rejection of hate speeches and incitement to hatred in addition to everyone’ resistance to societal division.

The Declaration can be found through the following link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qt429D05EIAitXII2PEv9LBS80dyXxPT/view?usp=sharing

 

 

Signers of the Declaration

Authority

Name of Representative

Kuwaiti Society for Human Rights

Khaled Al Humaidi Al Ajmi - Chairman

Development Entrepreneurship Association

Ghadeer Abdulmohsen Al Juma

Support Advocates & Legal Consultants Law Firm

Lawyer / Atyab AlShatti

Kuwaiti Society for National Fraternity

Rakan Bin Hathleen - Chairman

Women's Cultural & Social Society

Luluwa Saleh Al Mulla - Chairman

Women Diwan

Dr. Zainab Al Ziady

Union Of Kuwaiti Craftsmen

Lawyer / Mohammad Al Humaidi – Chairman

The Kuwaiti Association of the Basic Evaluators for Human Rights (KABEHR)

Ahmad Abbas Hamad Al Rasheedi

Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR)

 

Workers Guild in Kuwait University

Haitham Khaled Al Hajeri – Chairman

Workers Guild in The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training

Eng. Mohammad Al Kandari

Kuwait Association for Deaf Impairment

Mr. Ahmad Mohsen Al Shoushani

Kuwait National Integrity Association

Ahmad Hamad Al Badeih AlSahli

Anti-Vitiligo Association

Nawaf AlNoumas – Chairman

Kuwait Trade Union Federation

Ahmad Oqla AlAnzi

The Internet of Things Association (Under Proclamation)

Saqar Mefreh AlHarbi

Kuwait Workers Association

Fayez Al Sultani

Kuwait Association for Occupational Health and Safety

Dr. Manal Bu Haimed

Kuwaiti Association for Crisis and Disaster Management

Idris Ibrahim Al Kandari

Bayader Al Salam Women Association

Dalal Abdullah Ghanem Al Othman – Chairman

Kuwait Association for Protecting Public Funds

Saleh Hussain Al Ajmi

Date Palm Friends Society

Dr. Adel Hassan Dashti

Kuwait Society for the Follow up and Evaluation of Parliamentary Performance

Nasser Al Shulaimi

Sustainable Development Center of Bar Association

Lawyer / Abdullah AlDhayan AlAnzi – Chairman of the Center

Social Reform Society (SRS)

Dr. Khalid Mazkour Al-Mazkour

 

 

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