November 29, 2018
Mr. Sultan Bin Hassan Al-Jamali, Assistant Secretary-General of the National Human Rights Committee, met with Mr. David L. Phillips is currently Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, based in the United States of America. During the meeting, Al-Jamali introduced the work of the NHRC, including its vision and mission and stressed that the State of Qatar is making significant progress, especially after the recent legal reforms related to the Qatari Labor Law, along with other new legislation related to the country’s ratification of international agreements. “We expect the State of Qatar to do more work in all areas of human rights,” Al Jamali said.
For his part, Mr. Philips presented an introductory profile on the University of Columbia as the largest university specializing in peace and human rights studies in the United States of America. At the same time, he expressed his desire to deepen cooperation in the field of human rights and peace with the NHRC through the possibility of concluding a memorandum of understanding between the two sides as well as nominating a representative of civil society in Qatar to the fellowship program launched by Colombia university to raise capacities of Human Rights advocates.