52 human rights cases resolved in Oman this year

Energy Saturday 05/May/2018 19:40 PM
By: Times News Service
52 human rights cases resolved in Oman this year

Muscat: The Sultanate saw over 50 human rights cases being dealt with until March 2018, according to statistics issued by the Oman Human Rights Commission (OHRC).
According to the data, during the first quarter of 2018, the Commission, represented by the Monitoring and Complaints Department, dealt with 52 cases of human rights.
The Committee said it had received 10 complaints, most of them involving economic and social rights. Four complaints regarding the right to adequate housing were received.
Three cases dealt with the right to live with dignity.
Another three, that were related to civil and political rights, were for the right to nationality and two others on personal freedom.
During the first quarter of this year, the commission monitored 13 cases about the right to physical integrity, personal freedom, safety, freedom of opinion and expression, work, decent living, and the right to education.
Statistics also showed that the commission provided guidance to 29 complaints, which were not within the commission’s jurisdiction.
These cases were redirected to the appropriate authority, and dealt with financial assistance, custody, labour issues, grievances from a judicial ruling, administrative decisions, transfer of sponsorship, residency, marriage permit, and sexual harassment.
Individuals who would like to file a complaint could do so online through the commission’s website, go directly to the head office, or call 8002 008 to leave a voicemail.