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This framework is intended to facilitate mainstreaming of human rights and human rights based approaches into policy-making and development planning of the country. This framework will underpin future government actions in human rights matters and form the basis for the development of a national plan of action on human rights. Such a plan of action is intended to serve as a roadmap for the promotion, protection and fulfilment of human rights in the Maldives.

The national plan of action for human rights will encompass practical and sustainable objectives, activities and identified timelines along with a proper monitoring mechanism. The Government hopes that these efforts will help to develop and promote a culture of respect for human rights at both institutional and individual levels and also foster fundamental values of mutual respect, tolerance and respect for the Constitution and the rule of law.