12 May 2019
Members of the NHRC renewed trust in Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, and re-elected him as Chairman of the NHRC at the new session unanimously while Dr. Mohamed Saif Al Kuwari was elected as Deputy Chairman of the NHRC by a majority of the members, while Ms. Maryan bint Abullah Al Attiyah was elected as rapporteur. This came during the first meeting of the fifth session of the committee which was held yesterday at the headquarters of the NHRC . the meeting was chaired by Dr. Yousef Obaidan, in the presence of Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh Al Marri, representing civil society, Dr. Mohammed Saif Al Kuwari representing civil society, Dr. Asma Abdullah Al-Attiyah, Civil Society Representative, Dr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Qader Al-Moghassib, Civil Society Representative, Dr. Ali Ahmed Al-Kubaisi, Civil Society Representative, Ms. Amal Abdul Latif Al-Mannai, Mr. Sultan Mubarak Khamis Al-Abdullah representing civil society, Ms. Mariam Abdullah Al-Attiyah representing civil society, Mr. Abdullah Saqr Al-Mohannadi representing Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Salim Rashid Al-Marikhi representing Ministry of Justice, and Mr. Mohammad Hassan Al-Obaidli representing Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs . Following the election of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman, the meeting discussed a number of issues. The meeting divided the members of the committee into three subcommittees: Reporting and Legislation Committee, Monitoring and Visits Committee and Research and Studies Committee. In the same context, members of the National Human Rights Committee, Dr. Youssef Obaidan, drew attention to the contributions and efforts he made during his tenure as Deputy Chairman of the Committee.
The meeting followed the issuance of Emiri Decree No. 19 of 2019 reorganizing the National Human Rights Committee. The term of office of the Committee would be three years, renewable for another period or similar periods.