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7000 human rights cases filed in 2018: HRCM

10 December 2018, MVT 20:07
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10 December 2018, MVT 20:07

The Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) revealed on Monday that more than 7000 cases related to the infringement of human rights were filed this year.

The President of HRCM Aminath Eenas, released a statement on International Human Rights Day stating that Maldives has progressed in terms of Human rights since the establishment of HRCM 15 years ago.

As per the statement, HRCM actively investigated the human rights cases that were filed.

“In 2018 alone, 7,498 cases were filed, of which 7,341 cases were investigated. The data was used to study and analyze the social issues Maldives is faced with,” said Eenas.

Eenas said the human rights watchdog had sent the ‘Universal Periodic Review Report’ to the United Nation’s Council on two separate occasions, and that HRCM had visited 54 different detention centres of human rights activists, on a total of 153 occasions.

HRCM's purpose is stated as, to serve the people by achieving each of their objectives.The commission has already announced various plans for 2019.

The event held today was in the celebration of ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ which is a historic document that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, as its third session on 10 December 1948, as Resolution 217 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France.