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Doha: NHRC: 4/5/2009: NHRC has organized a 5-day training session to define basic human rights for the benefit of law enforcers. Participants included concerned staff from the ministries of interior, Justice, Labour & Trade, The Supreme Council for Economic & Investment Affairs. 

 
On the first day of the session, Sunday 3/5/2009, the participants discussed 4 working papers" the  first two "Human Rights-Definitions and Terminology"; and, "International law and the United Nations: were presented by councilor Mohammad Jdallah of the NHRC; the third and fourth working papers: "The United Nations and Human Rights"; and, "Universal Declaration of Human Rights", were presented by Dr. Mohammad al-Tarawneh, Professor of Law at the University of Qatar 

Participants in the remaining four days will discuss a number of basic concepts of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention against genocide and other topics.

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Doha: (Agencies:26/4/2009): The first Forum for Gulf Deaf Associations jointly organized by NHRC and The Qatari Cultural and Social Centre for the Deaf opened at the Sharq Hotel today under the theme: "An Active Gulf Participation Vision of Achieving Human Security for the Deaf".

The Forum aims at achieving maximum cooperation amongst Deaf institutions in the region through consolidating relations between the deaf in region on one hand and Deaf institutions on the other.

In this context, the gathering intends to review institutions’ activities and achievements with a view towards improving services for the deaf, and refine the national experience of management and exchange of personal experiences.

Topics for discussion during the forum include the organizational and administrative structure of GulfA section of 1st session Forum Attendees Deaf institutions and the actual well being of the deaf in the region regarding in particular duties and obligations, and laws and legislation regarding the deaf sector of Gulf society.

HE Dr. Yusof Fakhro NHRC Vice-President has meanwhile opened the first meeting with a speech in which he explained that people with hearing disabilities should not be measured via their personal worth and ability to compete, but as ordinary citizens who have fundamental rights. His Excellency also stressed the importance of cooperation between the State and civil society to ensure and enhance the rights of the deaf.

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Doha: (QNA:27/4/2008): The firstForum for Gulf Deaf Associations jointly organized by NHRC and The Qatari Cultural and Social Centre for the Deaf ended its deliberations at the Sharq Hotel today with a call for the forum to be held on a regular annual basis. The 2-day Forum was held under the theme: "An Active Gulf Participation Vision of Achieving Human Security for the Deaf".

Topics for discussion during the forum included the organizational and administrative structure of Gulf Deaf associations and the actual well being of the deaf in the region regarding in particular duties and obligations, and laws and legislation regarding the deaf sector of Gulf society.

Recommendations included preserving rights of the deaf in the fields of education, work, social and health care, as well as legislative structures and rehabilitation programmes.


The forum also highlighted misconceptions and legal restrictions on the deaf and projected some activities in which deaf people indulge, contrary to misconceptions.

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DOHA: (Agencies: 9/4.2009): A workshop that highlighted the basic facts about the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council ended  Thursday (9/4/2009) at the Four Seasons Doha.

The three-day event was organized by the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) and was attended by more than 20 legal researchers representing ministries, the General Secretariat of the Cabinet, Qatar Foundation for Combating Human Trafficking and Qatar Foundation for Protecting Women and child.

In a press statement to Qatar News Agency, Dr. Joseph Obiedan Fakhro, NHRC Vice Chairman said the Workshop was held in the context of an NHRC Programme aimed at fostering the Human Rights Culture rights through building communication bridges between NHRC and relevant institutions in order to achieve the goals stipulated in the Emiri decree setting up NHRC 5/5/2003.

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DOHA: (QNA: 7/3/2009):  A training course on the UN Human Rights Council and universal periodic review kicked off in Doha Four Seasons Hotel today.

The three-day course, organized by the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), aims to introduce the participants to the nature of the Human Rights Council’s work and its specialties, as well as the universal periodic review.

The course was opened by the NHRC’s Assistant Secretary General Sultan al-Jamal.The three-day event is being attended by more than 20 legal researchers representing ministries, the General Secretariat of the Cabinet, Qatar Foundation for Combating Human Trafficking and Qatar Foundation for Protecting Women and Child.

The key speakers in the workshop are Mohamed Jadallah, legal advisor at NHRC, Dr Ibrahim Badawi, legal advisor to the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ahmad Fuad, legal expert at NHRC.

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Doha: (NHRC: 2/4/2009): His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Smaikh  al-Merri , chairman of the National Committee for Human Rights  has stressed that  Qatar’s  accession to the International Convention on Ending Discrimination against women is a positive development in the field of human rights, and a culmination of efforts to protect the rights of women, as well as a great achievement to give women more rights of care and support, noting that the State of Qatar has made great strides with regard to the rights of women  being the first Arab Gulf state  to grant  women political rights.  

He also said in an interview with Qatar’s leading newspaper " Al-Rayah" that, in view of the terms of the agreement it was found that there was no conflict with national legislation already in place to protect women’s rights and defend them, adding that accession to the Convention will in fact further strengthen the process of twinning local legislation with international conventions.

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Doha, March 31 (QNA) – Arab and South America’s countries leaders concluded here this evening at the Doha Sheraton their Second Summit chaired by H.H. the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani.

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‘s delegation to the Summit was chaired by H.H. the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani.

The closing session of the Summit was attended by H.H. Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al Missned.
Attending the closing session also were a number of their Excellencies the sheikhs ministers, guests as well as a number of heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Qatar.

H.H. the Emir and the Chairman of the Second Arab- South America countries’ Summit delivered a speech at the closing session:

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Doha: (NHRC: 23/3/2009): H.E. NHRC Chairman, Dr. Ali Ben Smeikh al-Merry, today received, H.E. Suhair Bal-Hassan, the Chairperson of The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH). 

 
Bilateral relations and Human Rights issues were taken up during the audience.  

The International Federation of Human Rights aka Fédération internationale des droits de l’homme (FIDH) is a federation of non-governmental human rights organizations. FIDH’s core mandate is to promote respect for all the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
 

FIDH was established in 1922, when it united ten national organizations. It is a federation of 155 human rights organizations in nearly 100 countries. Among which are the French Ligue des droits de l’homme (LDH) and the Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights.

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DOHA (QNA: 17/3/2009):  Qatar National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) and the American Centre for International Labor Solidarity signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Tuesday 17th March 2009,  on cooperation in training and exchange of data and expertise on labor.

The MoU was signed for NHRC by its Chairman, Dr Ali bin Smeikh Al Merri, while Ellie Larson, Executive Director, signed it for the American Solidarity Centre in the presence of the US ambassador to Qatar, Joseph Evan LeBaron; the Director General of the Qatari Foundation for Combating Human Trafficking, Miriam Al Malki, and Heba F El-Shazli, Regional Programme Director of the American Solidarity Centre.

Addressing a press conference on the occasion, Dr Al Merri said the MoU was a partnership between the NHRC and the American Centre for training opportunities and technical and technological expertise related to the rights of an expatriate workforce.

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Geneva – (Agencies: 10/3/2009):  The sub-prime mortgage crisis has exposed the crisis in governments’ housing policies and could still hit the middle classes, the United Nations’ expert on urban planning said on Monday. Sub-prime mortgages, given by lenders to people who could not afford them, are widely blamed for triggering the meltdown in US banks and the global liquidity crisis and economic downturn. 

 
Raquel Rolnik, a Brazilian urban planner appointed to the role of special rapporteur on housing by the Human Rights Council a year ago, said the crisis had revealed the need for governments to reform housing policies.  

She said the reduced involvement of the state in housing helped contribute to the need for people to take loans they could not afford, placing both themselves and the lenders at increased risk.

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