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Justice minister attends conference in New Delhi

Minister of Justice Dr. Abdullah Ibn Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim Al-As-sheikh commented today that Saudi Arabia's participation in the 37th conference of the Consultative Asian-African Commission (CAAC) currently taking place in New Delhi, India, emanates from the Kingdom's concern to contribute to the formation of decisions and laws affecting organizations of the United Nations so that they will not be contradictory to the Kingdom's beliefs based on the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah.  On the agenda is a review of the preparations for the establishment of an international criminal court of justice, and Saudi Arabia has been able to present its viewpoint in this concern.  Other issues under discussion are matters related to refugee rights, labor rights, and deportation of Palestinians.