Cairo: Arab Newspaper: 24/10/2011: In view of the rampant corruption in Arab countries, Qatar has stressed the importance of the promotion of legal awareness and respect for law as being both indispensible and binding targets; the law crisis, H.E. NHRC Chairman, Dr. Ali Ben Smaikh al-Marry added, was a root cause of the Arab revolution (Arab spring) the Arab world is witnessing at present.
Addresing, the opening session of the Arab Conference for the Promotion of the Culture of Legal Awareness that opened at the Arab League, HQ, in Cairo yesterday, H.E. went on to say that drawing a regional Arab plan for the pomotion of legal awareness is not an easy task. This, he explained, would involve the participation of a number of partners, governmental and non -governmental.
But, he added, the need and interest in that, has been further stressed as an urgent requirement by the blowing winds of change generated by what is now widely known as the Arab Spring. The transformation of tribal and clan Provisions to Legal Provisions is also a task that cannot wait for long.
In conclusion, Dr. al-Marry pointed out that the Women’s Movement has so far been more absorbed and at high levels, by social work at the expense of law awareness in the field of the laws governing their legal rights trampled on in some if not all Arab societies.