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


    Sep 22, 2022

    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.

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