Mauritius: Workshop Focuses On Equality-Reducing Inequalities and Advancing Human Rights


A half-day workshop on the theme ‘Equality-Reducing Inequalities and Advancing Human Rights’, organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Mauritius, was held, this morning, at the Maritim Resort & Spa, in Balaclava. The President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, the Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Vincent Degert, the Chairperson of the NHRC, Mr D. Seetulsingh, and other personalities were present. The purpose of this workshop was to take stock of what has been achieved in the EU funded project on the ‘promotion of respect for human rights in Mauritius and Rodrigues’ and to brainstorm on the subject of inequalities in particular to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community. In his opening address, the President recalled that the NHRC was set up in 2001 in a bid to reiterate the commitment of the Republic of Mauritius to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of every citizen guaranteed under our Constitution and which are at the heart of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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