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U.N. body calls on Saudi Arabia to end laws allowing executions of children

U.N. body calls on Saudi Arabia to end laws allowing executions of children

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
07/10/2016
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

Bandar Bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, chairman of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, who led a Saudi delegation to the committee's review, told the body that "Islamic sharia (law) was above all laws and treaties, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child", according to a U.N. summary of the review last month. But the kingdom had the "political will" to "promote all human rights and particularly the rights of children", he said.