A group of students from Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College visited the NHRC. The director of the Legal Affairs Department, Mr. Jaber Al Hwail, delivered a lecture on the establishment of the NHRC, its mandate, mechanisms for receiving complaints and efforts to monitor human rights situation in the state.
Al Hwail also answered the questions from the visiting students on human rights and the role of the NHRC in raising awareness and fostering human rights culture through the awareness campaigns, training courses, seminars, workshops and conferences at the local, regional and international levels.
He said: “The National Human Rights Committee fulfils its advisory role in all fields of human rights and for all categories of the society in Qatar whether citizens, residents or government or private institutions. Whoever lives in Qatar enjoys his or her full rights guaranteed by the Constitution and laws ratified by the State without discrimination.” He added that the NHRC organizes specialized training courses for law enforcement personnel such as police officers, prosecutors and judges to enlighten them about human rights in law enforcement process.
Mr. Momen Dardari, a legal adviser at the NHRC, gave a lecture on the International Humanitarian Law and its relation to the International Human Rights Law, where he stressed the importance of officers and the armed forces members’ awareness of the International Humanitarian Law and the rules and principles of human rights due to its impact on law enforcement in some cases which need their presence in dealing with civilians.