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We contacted His Holiness Pope Benedict to intervene to stop the UAE violations We call upon all parties to the […]

We contacted His Holiness Pope Benedict to intervene to stop the UAE violations

We call upon all parties to the crisis to establish a joint, transparent and credible mechanism for the implementation of the decision of the “International court of Justice”

The NHRC monitored 745 violations of the rights dealt with by the ICJ’s decision of a total of 1090 UAE violations

The NHRC raises 13 recommendations to 4 different parties to end the violations of the UAE

505 violations of the right of access to courts and tribunals

153 violations of the right to education

87 violations of the right to family reunification

– The report on violations will be raised to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the High Commissioner and 400 international organizations

– UAE officials continue to disseminate hate speech, incite to violence and discredit Qatar

– UAE measures violate the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination that it has ratified

– Victims have not been able to access justice and exercise their right to litigation

– Only a very small number of issues have been resolved

– The UAE has not adopted a clear mechanism for implementing the ICJ’s decision

– We call on the International Court of Justice to compel Abu Dhabi to comply with its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

– We call on the Government of Qatar to provide the International Court and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with UAE violations

– We call on the Government of Qatar to request the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to adopt interim measures of protection to prevent any irreparable harm to the rights of protected persons

Geneva Day: 23 January 2019

Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee in Qatar, announced the publication the first report prepared by the NHRC, which documents the figures and testimonies of the victims. The UAE refrains from complying with the decision issued by the International Court of Justice, pointing out that the report documents 745 cases of violations until mid-January, which are committed by the UAE authorities against citizens and residents of the State of Qatar within six months of the issuance of the ICJ’s decision.

Al-Marri calls on His Holiness Pope Benedict to intervene to stop UAE violations

Dr. Ali Ben Smaikh Al Marri said that he had contacted His Holiness Pope Francis to intervene to stop human rights violations against citizens and residents of the State of Qatar by the authorities in the United Arab Emirates. In a press conference held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Geneva Press Club, in the presence of the Swiss media and the correspondents of the Arab and international media, Dr. Ali Ben Smaikh Al Marri discussed the UAE’s violations following the ICJ’s decision and the repercussions of the blockade imposed on Qatar; asking His Holiness to intervene to stop these violations immediately. Al Marri expressed his appreciation for the efforts exerted by His Holiness Pope Francis to defend human rights and his emphasis on the importance of establishing peace and security in the world in his various statements and visits across the world. Al Marri also confirmed that the report on the UAE violations will be sent to the International Court of Justice and more than 400 international organizations and bodies, including the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Court of Justice and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh Al-Marri, said that the report covers the period following the issuance of the ICJ’s decision from July 23, 2018 to January 15, 2019. The report examines the extent to which the United Arab Emirates has implemented the International Court of Justice’s decision No. 172 of July 23, 2018, entitled “The International Court of Justice Ruling of the State of Qatar against the United Arab Emirates”, and Its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, in respect of practices and actions that violate the human rights of citizens and residents of the State of Qatar. The National Human Rights Committee welcomes the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which has two obligations: First, it reminds the UAE of its obligation to comply with its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by taking interim measures to preserve specific rights such as the right to family reunification, the right to education and the right to access other courts and tribunals in the United Arab Emirates. Secondly, it urges the parties to stop the escalation of the Gulf crisis in order to ensure that the worsening of their dispute.

Mechanism for monitoring violations

Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh pointed out that the report “aims to monitor the UAE’s commitment to the decision of the International Court of Justice on interim measures in the case brought before it by the State of Qatar in accordance with article 22 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The information contained in the report was based mainly on the violations received by the National Human Rights Committee in person at the NHRC’s headquarters, through the hotline established specifically to follow up on the implementation of the resolution or by e-mail of the Committee since 5 June 2017.

Al Marri said: The National Human Rights Committee has asked every affected person who wishes to file a complaint to attend the headquarters to open a file and provide the necessary documents and necessary evidence, and communicate with the committee in the event of any developments. Following the announcement of the International Court of Justice’s decision, the NHRC has set up two hotlines for the purpose of receiving concerns on issues relating to the commitment of the United Arab Emirates following the issuance of the decision of the International Court of Justice. The renewed contact with all victims by telephone during the first week of September 2018 to seek update on their cases and other developments. Complainants were also requested to hand over any additional documents, either in person or through the Committee’s e-mail, with original copies of their files.

UAE violations in figures

Dr. Al Marri explained that the report highlights the continuing violations by the United Arab Emirates because of the unilateral measures taken against the State of Qatar even after the decision of the International Court of Justice. The report also monitors statistics on human rights violations due to arbitrary measures taken by the UAE against citizens and residents of the State of Qatar. The report also discusses the continued escalation of the Gulf crisis through the dissemination of hate speech and incitement to violence and against the State of Qatar and its residents. The total number of UAE violations monitored by the National Human Rights Committee amounted to 1,099 violations of the fundamental rights of citizens and residents of the State of Qatar, but present report only revealed the total violations of the UAE within the decision of the International Court of Justice; Of the 745 violations of fundamental rights addressed in the ICJ decision, the report referred to 505 violations of the right to litigation (including 498 violations of the right to property and 7 violations of the right to work), as well as 153 violations of the right to education and 87 violations of the right to Family reunification.

Addressing 6 cases out of 159 complaints relating to violations of the right to education

On the violations of the right to education, the report prepared by the National Human Rights Committee states: “Despite the decision of the International Court of Justice, which affirms that Qatari students have the opportunity to complete their education in the UAE or to obtain their educational records if they wish to continue their studies elsewhere, the National Human Rights Committee has documented 159 complaints of Qatari students. the UAE has resolved only 6 cases, because they were presented as individual complaints in international mechanisms such as UNESCO The UAE rushed to resolve to avoid international condemnation, pointing out that It is clear that the UAE authorities have not taken the necessary measures and mechanisms, and their educational institutions have not been able to implement the ICJ’s decision, as they are still obliged not to cooperate with expelled Qatari students according to the testimonies documented by the NHRC. The National Human Rights Committee explained that “expulsion and suspension of students without legal justification and preventing them from completing the study not only violate their right to education but extends to violate their right guaranteed to freedom of movement and residence, which is guaranteed by all international laws and conventions.”

Violation of the right to access to courts and tribunals

The report of the National Human Rights Committee has documented 505 cases of violations of the right to access to courts and tribunals as of January 2019. Despite the decision of the International Court of Justice. As of January 2019, seven months after the ICJ’s decision, the United Arab Emirates did not take any action or establish a clear mechanism to allow access to this right.
The report concluded that “violations of the right to access to the courts and other tribunals is related to the right to private property and the right to work. According to the National Human Rights Committee, owners of private property and investors, from citizens and residents of the State of Qatar, were deprived of the right to access and dispose of their property.

Report Conclusions

The report of the National Human Rights committee indicated that The NHRC further emphasizes the following:

1- The UAE continues to have no consideration to the rights of the most vulnerable groups including women, children, persons with disabilities and the elderly. Its arbitrary measures has resulted in violations of the rights of thousands of people particularly those groups in the areas of education, family reunification, work and health.

2- The continued failure of victims to access justice in the UAE and the exercise of their right to access courts and other tribunals and related rights, such as the right to litigation. This has prevented the redress and compensation of these victims and the restoration of their rights despite their numerous attempts. Furthermore, the UAE authorities on June 7, 2007 issued a law criminalizing sympathy with Qatar and considering it a punishable crime. This has impeded the implementation of this right where many of the law firms in the UAE refused to hire lawyers for Qataris due to the penalties prescribed in the law.

3- Human rights violations continue to happen due to measures taken by the UAE on June 5, 2007, and only a very small number of cases of those affected have been resolved.

4- The UAE has not established a clear mechanism for the implementation of the ICJ’s decision by defining or publicizing any mechanism to which victims may resort to settle their situation, in addition to not establishing hotlines for this purpose.

Recommendations to the concerned authorities

The report included a set of recommendations To the ICJ:

1- Respectfully requesting the Court to order the UAE to take all necessary measures to comply with their obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,

2- To oblige all parties to establish a clear and transparent joint working mechanism for all the victims and to monitor the implementation of such mechanism.

3- To take into account the contents of this report issued by the NHRC and to make it an official document in this case.

With regard to recommendations to the UAE, the report included a set of recommendations as follows:

1- Promptly and positively comply with the ICJ’s decision;

2- Establish a clear and transparent mechanisms in cooperation with the Qatari Government in order to guarantee their full compliance with the ICJ’s decision;

3- Immediately refrain from any escalation of the crisis.

With regard to recommendations to the Qatari Government, the report included a set of recommendations as follows:

1- Communicate with the UAE to discuss the establishment of a joint mechanism to implement the ICJ’s decision;

2- To monitor all violations committed after this decision and to provide information about such violations to the ICJ; and

3- To submit a detailed report on the extent of the UAE’s commitment to the ICJ’s decisions to:

President of the ICJ.
Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Security Council.
Human Rights Council.

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Karim Ghezraoui: Qatar has worked very hard and we are witnessing very positive actions Doha: January 19, 2019 Ms. Koumbou […]

Karim Ghezraoui: Qatar has worked very hard and we are witnessing very positive actions

Doha: January 19, 2019

Ms. Koumbou Barry, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education confirmed that she had received invitations to study the violations of hundreds of Qatari students who had been deprived of their right to education because of the unjust blockade. At the same time, pointing out that Qatar enjoys security and peace, and provides a remarkable space for the transition and development of education.

Mr. Karim Ghezraoui, Chief of Section in the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed Qatar’s keenness to develop human rights and coordinate with the special mechanisms, “The State of Qatar works hard to implement the recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on workers Immigrants, and we witness very positive actions, such as the abolition of the sponsorship system and exit permits.”

An intensive academic and diplomatic presence

The remarks were made during an academic seminar organized by the National Human Rights Committee and hosted by Qatar University, entitled “Role of United Nations Special Rapporteurs in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights”. The seminar, chaired by Dr. Mohammed Saif Al Kuwari, a member of the National Human Rights Committee, dealt with the work and terms of reference of the United Nations Special Rapporteurs and the definition of their mandate with civil society organizations. The meeting was attended by distinguished academics and students of Qatar University.

The seminar was organized on the sidelines of the visit by Ms. Koumbou Barry and Mr. Karim Khazraoui to Doha, at the invitation of the National Human Rights Committee, as part of the definition of the mandate of the special rapporteurs.

Koumbou Barry: Education is valued and respected in Qatar

Ms. Koumbou Barry, Special Rapporteur on the right to Education at the United Nations, said that she came to Qatar carrying messages to the Qatari leadership and people. The first is “recognition, appreciation and gratitude to the State of Qatar, which I visited for the second time. My first time was with the minister of education in Burkina Faso in a High level conference on education. I believe this country enjoys security and peace, and it provides a very remarkable space for education, which reflects Qatar’s appreciation and respect for education.”

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to Education

Ms. Koumbou Barry spoke of her mandate as UN Special Rapporteur on the right to Education, pointing out the mandates of the special rapporteurs are academic, and they provide a summary of their knowledge and experience free of charge, contrary to what many individuals think. “My mandate includes all the countries of the world, I work with a number of international universities. I also work with civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations, and exchange communications requesting support and information; furthermore I cooperate with UNESCO and other United Nations organizations” said Ms. Barry.

Ms. Koumbou explained that there are three tools and mechanisms used by the Special Rapporteur, the first of which was field visits to the States, assessing their education system and preparing a detailed report to be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Council in Geneva; The second mechanism is to focus on a specific theme, such as support for students with special needs or literacy programs, noting that they focus on specific topics, such as aspects of financing education, in which reports are submitted to the competent authorities in the countries visited, including recommendations to enhance the quality of education provided. The third tool relates to addressing violations of education, upon the receipt of complaints. “I am responsible of studying this information, conducting an assessment of the complaint in detail, requesting clarification from the Governments on the such violations targeting a particular category or region”, said Ms. Barry.

Karim Ghezraoui: Qatar is keen to develop human rights

“On behalf of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Middle East, I would like to thank the National Human Rights Committee for the initiative and the Qatar University for Hosting,” said Karim Ghezraoui is a Chief of Section in the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

“We appreciate the cooperation of the State of Qatar with special procedures mechanisms and special rapporteurs. The Special Rapporteur on migrant workers has visited the State of Qatar and submitted a very important report. We believe that the State of Qatar has seriously worked on the implementation of the recommendations within six years and we are beginning to see very positive actions. A lot of things have happened, such as the abolition of the sponsorship system and exit permits” said Ghezraoui.

Development of the special procedures mechanism

Mr. Kareem Ghezraoui gave a historical account of the evolution of the special procedures mechanism. “It is very important to note that the Special Rapporteur is independent and works alone. He has a network of relations with various organizations and parties that work with him and assists him. Many of the special rapporteurs are under pressure from their own countries, and even from UN member states at times” said Mr. Ghezraoui, pointing out that sometimes this is difficult to achieve. For example, the Special Rapporteur on torture may send a letter to a State about violations, But some countries respond, others may refuse, and they cannot visit the country unless the state concerned agrees.

Ghezraoui also pointed out that the special rapporteurs always ask the Member States to accept invitations to visit them, and they have already visited most of the world, making the system of special rapporteurs global. Some States have also submitted requests to visit them. However, it is not possible to visit all the countries of the world on a continuous basis. This is one of the challenges facing special rapporteurs, noting that the Special Rapporteur could examine individual cases of persons who submit a complaint to special rapporteurs and ask for clarification from the State concerned.

Independence of Special Rapporteurs

The Chief of Section in the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights stressed that only the special rapporteurs decide what is contained in the reports they prepare, based on their research and the nature of the situation in that country. Special rapporteurs meet with government officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals as deemed necessary.

Ghezraoui pointed out that some countries sometimes want to put forward a defined schedule of the of special rapporteurs. Some special rapporteurs refuse to remain in one city, for example, and this requires negotiation with the State through the Office of the High Commissioner and coordinators of the groups, noting that following the visit, the Special Rapporteur submit a summary of his work and his report to the country concerned for their views. States may make written reservations, but the Special Rapporteur may accept or reject such observations.

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Doha on January 16, 2019 Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al-Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, met with Mr. […]

Doha on January 16, 2019

Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al-Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, met with Mr. Karim Ghezraoui, Chief of Section in the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Dr. Koumbou Boly Barry, Special Rapporteur on the right to education, during their visit to Doha, at the invitation of the National Human Rights Committee. During the meeting, Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh Al-Marri discussed the efforts and working methods of the National Human Rights Committee since its establishment. Al Marri also briefed on the moves taken by the NHRC to stop the violations committed against citizens and residents of Qatar due to the unjust blockade imposed since 5 June 2017, through monitoring and documenting violations, communication with international human rights mechanisms, conducting visits and meetings with international governments, parliaments and human rights organizations.

Dr. Al Marri, chairman of the National Human Rights Committee discussed with Dr. Koumbou Boly Barry, Special Rapporteur on the right of education in the United Nations, the serious repercussions of the violations of the right to education by the countries of the blockade, which prevented many Qatari students from completing their education in the universities of the countries of blockade. Al Marri called on the Special Rapporteur on education to take further urgent and effective measures to urge the countries of the blockade to comply with international conventions and human rights laws, and put an end to the suffering of Qatari students affected by the discriminatory measures taken by the blockading countries. In his discussion with Mr. Karim Ghezraoui, Al Marri addressed violations of the eight basic rights of citizens and residents of Qatar, such as the right to practice religious rites, right to health, right to property, the right to litigation and the right to family reunification.

Interviews with officials of the National Human Rights Committee

During their visit to the headquarters of the National Human Rights Committee, Ms. Koumbou and Mr. Karim met with officials of various departments of the NHRC and heard a detailed presentation on the objectives of the National Human Rights Committee and its objectives in the field of human rights development in Qatar. Ms. Koumbou and Mr. Karim also provided explanations to the officials of the National Commission on Human Rights to introduce the functions and mandate of special rapporteurs and their relationship with civil society organizations.

Suffering of the victims of the blockade

On the other hand, Ms. Koumbou, Special Rapporteur on the right to education at the United Nations, met with representatives of the victims of the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar and listened to the details of their complaints, including denied access to school, due to the discriminatory procedures at the universities of the blockading countries. The victims stressed their continued suffering, and the denial of the universities in the blockading countries to allow them to continue their education, or at least obtain educational records.
In a meeting with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Education, a number of students said that universities in the United Arab Emirates have not responded to the International Court of Justice’s decision, which calls on the Abu Dhabi government to stop all discriminatory measures against Qatari students and allow them to complete their studies.

Mr. Karim Ghezraoui listened to testimonies of those affected by the blockade, including victims deprived of their religious rights (Hajj and Umrah); and those who were also prevented from conducting Hajj campaigns for two consecutive years, and suffered blatant losses due to the obstacles imposed by the Saudi authorities, as well as property owners and mixed families.

A seminar at Qatar University on the role of special rapporteurs in the promotion and protection of human rights

On the sidelines of their visit to Doha, Special Rapporteur on the right to Education at the United Nations, and the Chief of Section in the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, will speak on Thursday at a seminar with Qatar University, on the “Role of United Nations Special Rapporteurs in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights”. The seminar will address the work and terms of reference of United Nations special rapporteurs and define their mandate.

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Doha: Wednesday, 16 January 2019 Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, met in […]

Doha: Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, met in his office at the headquarters of the NHRC on Wednesday with Ms. Bernpemal Kanchanalak, Advisor to the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand. The meeting discussed aspects of cooperation, partnership and exchange of experiences between the National Human Rights Committee and the Government of the State of Thailand. During the meeting, The Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand received a briefing on the work of the National Human Rights Committee.

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Legislative developments have shown commitment and seriousness towards the development of the human rights situation in the country Working conditions […]

Legislative developments have shown commitment and seriousness towards the development of the human rights situation in the country

Working conditions in Qatar are always going for the better

Philippines: 9 January 2019

The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar signed a memorandum of cooperation with its counterpart, of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of the Republic of the Philippines. The Committee was signed by Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh Al Marri, Chairman of the NHRC, and by Mr. José Luis Martin Gascon, president of the CHR.

Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh stressed that The idea of signing this agreement is based on recognition of the unique role played by the Filipino community in Qatar and its participation in the development process, and the desire of the NHRC to extend the bridges of cooperation with the Commission as an NHRI with similar functions and responsibilities. The signing of this agreement is the culmination of the previous efforts made in the opening of the office of the Filipino community at our headquarters, and we look forward to establish a working group to activate the implementation of its articles.

Al Marri said: ” We hope that through this agreement we will work together to limit the grounds behind which workers or employees complain, know the root causes of the problems and to find solutions, whether these problems initiate at the Philippines or Qatar. We hope to see all the Filipino workers are free of debts caused by the visa traders, and to ensure that the Qatari Labor Code will be applied fairly and without discrimination”.

Al Marri reviewed review some of the legal developments in Qatar that reflect the commitment and seriousness towards the development of human rights, including domestic workers Act which for the first time granted rights to domestic workers following their exclusion from the Labor Code, it determines maximum hours of work and weekly holiday, and provides for paid annual leave and indemnity, and the law abolishing exit permit for expatriate workers under the Labor Code, whether the exit is temporary or final and during the term of the contract without restrictions, which helps promote and protect the right to freedom of movement and travel. Moreover, the Law on the Establishment of the Commission on settlement of Labor Disputes, which decides on the dispute within three weeks of the first hearing; in addition to the draft law establishing the Workers’ Support Fund in case of insolvency of enterprises or refusal by employers to pay for benefits. Finally, the Filipino citizen in all countries of the world has demonstrated a great deal of intelligence and flexibility, in addition to spirit of hard work, diligence and adaptation, which reflects your distinguished long-standing civilization and emphasizes the positive diversity of races and cultures and their impact on the openness of society and acceptance of the other.

Al Marri expressed express my pleasure and gratitude for the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Commission on Human Rights, aiming at fostering close relations between the parties in the field of the promotion and protection of human rights, in particular the rights of workers from the Philippines and members of their families. While the main points of the agreement provided for the development of public awareness of the principles and standards of human rights. In addition, the parties to the Convention jointly organize training courses, conferences, forums or symposia on international human rights law and other laws relevant to the needs of workers specifically developed for the Governments of the parties concerned, in particular departments, ministries and other agencies concerned with employment and migration, diplomatic missions, Labor, workers, workers’ organizations and associations; as well as conducting studies or research on subjects of common concern, particularly those affecting migrant workers and trafficked persons. And the possibility of referring certain individual urgent situations that may require the intervention of one party as well as responding in a timely manner and informing it regularly of the party concerned.

The agreement also stressed the importance of exchanging experiences and building capacities and presenting proposals and recommendations for the promotion and protection of labor rights in both countries, as well as exchange of information on the monitoring by both parties of the extent to which their respective Governments apply national laws and international treaties relating to workers, joint development, dissemination of information on human rights in consultation with relevant government agencies, Such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Labor department in the Philippines and Qatar.

Al Marri stressed the importance of continuing the work of the Philippine Community Office located in the headquarters of the National Human Rights Committee, and strengthen its role in receiving complaints and develop mechanisms to reach the target groups, to respond quickly to their requirements, as well as cooperation in the organization of training courses, workshops, symposiums, events and joint activities such as observance of World Human Rights Day, World Labor Day and other activities relating to the promotion and protection of human rights.

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January 5, 2019 Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, met with Dr. Niels […]

January 5, 2019

Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, met with Dr. Niels Schmid, Member of the German Parliament, spokesman of the Social Democratic Party bloc for Foreign Affairs in the Federal Parliament, in the presence of Mr. Hans Odomusel, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany. The meeting discussed means of cooperation in various human rights issues. Both sides stressed the important role parliaments play in protecting and promoting human rights.

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Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee of the State of Qatar, congratulated the […]

Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee of the State of Qatar, congratulated the leadership and the people of Qatar on the occasion of the National Day, which coincides with the 18th of December.

“On behalf of all the members and staff of the National Human Rights Committee in Qatar, I extend my sincere congratulations to the leadership and people of Qatar on the occasion of the national day of our state,” Al Marri said.

“The celebration of the National Day coincides with the achievements of the State of Qatar, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, internally and externally. The State of Qatar is steadily moving towards achieving its National Vision 2030, preserving its sovereignty and independence, in the face of many regional and international challenges, most notably the unjust blockade imposed on our country since the fifth of June 2017. Today, Qatar celebrates its national day and successfully surpasses the unjust blockade imposed by neighboring countries which continue to violate human rights, without concern for the suffering of citizens and residents of Qatar and the GCC countries as a whole.”

On the other hand, Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh Al Marri pointed out that “the celebration of the National Day this year also comes in light of the ongoing reforms undertaken by the Qatari government to protect and guarantee more political, economic, social and cultural rights for citizens and residents in Qatar. We appreciate the reform steps taken by the Government of the State of Qatar including acceding to the International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in which the two Covenants are the cornerstones of the International Bill of Human Rights”. Al Marri also praised the “development of some provisions of the laws and the enactment of new laws such as the Entry and Exit Law, the Permanent Residence Law, the Political Asylum Act and other laws. These reforms and the new laws issued by the Qatari government reflect a supreme political will to reform the legislative system, ensuring greater freedoms and respect for human rights, and making Qatar a leader in the GCC region. The laws and reforms adopted by the Government of the State of Qatar are in large part consistent with the recommendations of the National Human Rights Committee in their previous annual reports and represent a strong response and support to them in the performance of its duties in the promotion and protection of human rights in the State of Qatar. We affirm our aspiration to continue and achieve further reform steps at the legislative level in the field of human rights, in light of the recommendations of the NHRC in its various reports, and in line with the State of Qatar at the international and regional levels. We at the National Human Rights Committee congratulate the State of Qatar on these human rights achievements. We call on the Qatari government to move forward with its reform and review the various laws that will guarantee citizens and residents” Dr. Al Marri concluded.

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Doha: Monday, 17 December 2018 The National Human Rights Committee in Darb Al Saai participated with a variety of activities, […]

Doha: Monday, 17 December 2018

The National Human Rights Committee in Darb Al Saai participated with a variety of activities, attracting a wide range of children and different age groups. Ms. Maryam Bint Abdullah Al Attiyah, Secretary General of the National Human Rights Committee, said that participation in the activities of Dar Al Saai comes within the belief of the NHRC in spreading the culture of citizenship among the various segments of society. The activities of Darb Al Sai have proved to be successful in attracting the various segments of Qatari society including citizens and residents of different age groups who are waiting for this occasion to affirm their loyalty to our homeland.

Over the past few days, the National Human Rights Committee has participated in the Doha Events tent through various activities for all ages, targeting young children and even young people who have shown interest to participate in the activities of the NHRC in the events of Darb Al Saai. The booth of the NHRC witnessed various activities, combining entertainment and education, through a series of games based on the installation of pictures and cards that promote the children’s knowledge of various human rights, general information about the State of Qatar, and the rights guaranteed by the national laws of the child. Participants were given prizes aimed at making children and other age groups acquire a culture of rights and duties in a fun and interesting way.

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Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, met with Australian Ambassador to the state, […]

Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, met with Australian Ambassador to the state, Dr. Axel Wabenhorst. The meeting discussed means of cooperation in issues of mutual interest and activating the mechanisms of transferring experience and expertise between the two sides.

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Dr. Ali Al-Marri met with Ms. Michèle Alliot-Marie, chair of Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula (DARP) of the […]

Dr. Ali Al-Marri met with Ms. Michèle Alliot-Marie, chair of Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula (DARP) of the European Parliament. The two sides discussed means of cooperation in issues of common interest and work in the framework of promoting and protecting human rights.

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