His Majesty King Hamad
Bahrain King restructures new rights organisation
Manama, September 12, 2012
Bahrain’s His Majesty King Hamad yesterday (September 11) issued a royal order restructuring the National Human Rights Organisation (NHRO).
NHRO will comprise 15 members, including chairman and deputy chairman, whose competence and accountability are widely acknowledged.
They will be selected from advisory and academic fields, NGOs, trade unions, social, economic and professional agencies and personalities with interest in human rights provided that women and minorities are represented appropriately.
• Members will be appointed by a Royal decree for a four-year term that can be renewed once.
• The oldest NHRO member chairs the first meeting of the newly-appointed members, who have to elect a chairman and deputy chairman for four-year terms. The deputy chairman will replace the chairman in case of the latter's absence.
• In case of vacancy, a new member will replace his/her predecessor for the rest of the latter's term.
• Members will be relieved from office before the end of his/her term only by a Royal order, in case of breach of duties or inability.
• Remuneration of the chairman, deputy chairman and members will be determined by a Royal decree.
• NHRO's meetings will not be valid unless the majority of its members, including necessarily the chairman or the deputy chairman, are present.
• Decisions are taken by the majority of those attending. In case of a deadlock, the chairman's vote will be decisive.
• NHRO's secretary-general, who has to meet the set requirements, will be appointed by the chairman after approval of the majority of members. – TradeArabia News Service
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