Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, chairman of the NHRC in his speech on the occasion of the celebration of Qatar National Day, extended sincere congratulations to His Highness the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, to His Highness The Father Amir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, to the state and Government of Qatar and its people, noting that the promotion and protection of human rights is an integral part of the vision of the wise leadership of the State of Qatar, and one of basic pillars in building a state of law and institutions, thanks to the support and guidance of His Highness the Emir, may God protect him.
Dr. Al Marri pointed out that the state has made great efforts in the field of promotion and protection of human rights and freedoms, evidenced by the facts figures and statistics of what has already been implemented; He added: It is no secret that the state has made diligent efforts in the areas of health, education, housing, employment, social security, independence of the judiciary, promotion of the rights of women, children, persons with disabilities and the elderly, and other various fields of human rights; Pointing out that the state has provided care, attention and financial and moral support based on the implementation and development of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Al Marri added that the NHRC since its establishment by Decree-Law No. (38) for the year 2002 and reorganization under Decree-Law No. (17) for the year 2010 monitors human rights situation in the State of Qatar, in which it witnessed concrete developments in the area of human rights; He added that the NHRC plays an important role in the protection and promotion of human rights with impartiality, credibility, integrity and transparency, through highlighting the positive aspects and working seriously to avoid any negative aspects, in which the most important objectives are based on the dissemination of culture of human rights among all citizens, and the consolidation of the principles of human rights to ensure the success of official efforts in the promotion of these rights; Noting at the same time that the NHRC has extended with all bodies and institutions, both internally and externally bridges of cooperation and understanding to gain access to the best possible and appropriate means for the promotion and protection of human rights in the State of Qatar for citizens and expatriates.
Dr. Al Marri noted that the record of the State of Qatar in the field of human rights with the support of the wise leadership, has had a great impact on the granting the NHRC status (A) by the International Coordination Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC) in Geneva, which is the highest degree in the rankings, for the second time in a row for a period of five years ending at the end of 2020, due to meeting the requirements of independence, transparency, credibility, and all requirements and standards required within what is known as the Paris Principles.