Doha: (NHRC: 1/3/2010): NHRC Monday (8/3/2010) will host the 3-day 5th Euro-Arab dialogue Conference which is jointly organized by the NHRC in cooperation with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and National Center for Human Rights of the Kingdom of Jordan and the Advisory Council for Human Rights of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Carrying the report, “al-Sharq” Qatari daily this morning reported that the conference sessions will begin with a session on the integration of Euro-Arab dialogue in as far as coordination with international and regional organizations are concerned; at the first working session the conference with take up the situation of women rights by reviewing national practice in the light of equal gender rights; a special session will also be held on the status or women in the legal and system and profession-a number of international lady experts will present a brief summary about the status of women in the legal systems; an additional session will deal with an analytical presentation about women rights in the Arab world in current legislations and practice with a special focus on how far gender equality is observed.
Five Arab countries will present a preview of the results achieved in the field of confronting negative national legislation and practice; on behalf of Qatar Ms. Nur al-Malki, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, will present a paper in this regard.
The Conference will conclude with a session to review General Euro-Arab Secretariat summary reports on the work and activities of the movement since the last Euro-Arab Dialogue Conference in The Hague, in March 2009.
It’s perhaps worth mentioning that NHRC has signed at its headquarters in Doha 12/11/2009 a Memorandum of Understanding with the Secretariat of the Euro-Arab dialogue in accordance with which NHRC was to host the fifth Euro-Arab Dialogue Conference in Doha (8 – 10) March 2010. The MoU was signed by NHRC Chairman, HE Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh al-Marri, on the Qatari side on the side of the Secretariat of the Arab-European dialogue, by Dr. Touq Commissioner for Human Rights in Jordan.
14 Arab and European countries are participation in the in the Euro-Arab Dialogue Conference including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Greece, and Germany – France.