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Saudi King Salman Appoints Hala Al-Tuwaijri As New Human Rights Chief

By Agency Report

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia, King Salman, on Thursday issued a royal order appointing Hala Al-Tuwaijri as the new Head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC).

Al-Tuwaijri replaces Dr. Awad Al-Awwad has been relieved from the post as President of HRC and now appointed as Advisor at the Royal Court.

The new Human Rights Chief reportedly served as the Secretary-General of the Saudi Family Affairs Council from 2017 and was the Head of the Women’s Empowerment Team at G20 Riyadh.

Al-Tuwaijri gained a Bachelor’s Degree in English literature in 1998, a Master’s Degree in English literature/drama in 2004, and a Ph.D. in American literature/drama in 2011, all from King Saud University (KSU).

She started her career as a Teacher, but then joined KSU as a Lecturer in 2004. She is currently an assistant professor of English literature at the university, teaching modern English literature and literary criticism.

Al-Tuwaijri was appointed Vice Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature in 2012 and was the Vice Dean of KSU’s College of Arts from 2013 to 2015.

 

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