SAUDI ARABIA

King Salman appoints Hala Al-Tuwaijri as new Human Rights chief

September 22, 2022
Hala Al-Tuwaijri
Hala Al-Tuwaijri

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued on Thursday a royal order appointing Hala Al-Tuwaijri as head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC).

Dr. Awad Al-Awwad has been relieved from his post as president of HRC and has been appointed as Advisor at the Royal Court.

Al-Tuwaijri 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.


September 22, 2022
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