Carmichael: We will hand over the report to the officials in charge of the current crisis in the British Foreign Office
Dr. Al-Marri: We demand urgent action from the UN Human Rights Council and Special Rapporteurs
The top priority in this crisis is to stop the growing humanitarian violations and to end the suffering of civilians
Parliamentary Delegation: We thank the State of Qatar for its interest in protecting and promoting the rights of workers
Doha : 14 February 2018
A British delegation headed by Mr. Alistair Carmichael visited Qatar to deliver the British Foreign Secretary and State Secretary for Middle East and North Africa, who is in charge of the blockade crisis on Qatar and the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British Parliament, Of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights implications of the embargo.
This came during the meeting of Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri, president of the National Human Rights Committee, with the British parliamentary delegation at the Committee’s headquarters.
At the same time, the parliamentary delegation affirmed that the State of Qatar is on the right track to protect and promote the rights of workers and extended thanks to the State of Qatar for its interest in the legislative development in the Labor Law and the Wage Protection Law.
Dr. Ali Al-Marri said that the NHRC will address the Human Rights Council and the special rapporteurs concerned with the various human rights issues on the report of the UN mission and calls upon them to take urgent steps to redress the victims of the blockade on Qatar, especially after the issuance of the UN report, which is an important legal reference. Dr. Al-Marri addressed the developments of the current crisis and said: We have stressed in all international forums our top priority is reparation and compensation of victims, and ending the humanitarian violations and the suffering of civilians; stressing that the foundations of the report of the UN technical mission was identical in many respects with the reports that have been published by the National Human Rights Committee.
Dr. Ali bin Smaikh thanked the British parliamentarians for responding to those affected by the blockade and their rapid engagement with their governments. Al-Marri explained to the parliamentary delegation about the national human rights institutions, their mechanisms of work and competencies, as well as Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (The Paris Principles), which sets standards for their accreditation according to their mandate and responsibilities.