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The NHRC concluded the training course which was held in the field of human rights and organized for the benefit […]

The NHRC concluded the training course which was held in the field of human rights and organized for the benefit of mosque leaders and preachers from October 7 to 8.  Mr. Jaber Al Huwail; Director of the Legal Affairs department, and Mr. Ali Muharram, legal expert at the NHRC gave lectures on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, national and international mechanisms for the protection of human rights, as well as a lecture on the right to work and workers’ rights.

Participants were honored and given certificates of appreciation. Al Huwail said at the end of the course: It is an honor for the NHRC to provide these lectures on principles of human rights for the benefit of this group, which has a special status in our hearts, pointing out that preachers and religious leaders have a strong influence in the community and they are very useful in the deployment and the establishment of the human rights culture; pointing out that all the views and proposals put forward by the preachers  for the advancement of human culture have been considered. Al Huwail extended thanks and appreciation to participants for their participation and commitment to this course, which comes within the framework of the Strategic Plan of the NHRC. Participants also extended  gratitude to the NHRC and its officials for its eagerness in the deployment of its humanitarian mission.

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The NHRC organized a training course in the field of human rights for the benefit of mosque leaders and preachers […]

The NHRC organized a training course in the field of human rights for the benefit of mosque leaders and preachers during this period from 7 to 8 October . The course comes in the framework of implementing objectives of the NHRC in raising awareness and education on human rights and freedoms and the consolidation of its principles in both the thought and practice.
Mr. Jaber Al Huwail, Director of the Legal Affairs department at the NHRC, said in his opening speech: This course is part of a series of customized training courses for mosque leaders and preachers due to their significant place in the society as they are an essential resources of science, knowledge, and culture. Al Huwail emphasized the keenness of the NHRC to achieve the most benefit of this two days- course. Al Hwail said: clerics and religious leaders have a special place as They are the heirs of the prophets who have raised generations are still carry out their duties and noble mission in peaceful education and religious upbringing .
Dr. Sultan Ibrahim Al-Hashemi, presented a working paper on the role of religious institutions in combating extremism and hate speech which dealt with the introduction of human rights in Islam, pointing out that it is not the production of Western thought, it is a fact that came out of Islam. He said: Anyone who has followed the provisions of the texts of the Koran and the Sunnah finds no doubt that human rights are enshrined in a general sense, such as the right to life, dignity, freedom, human as the best of God’s creation. Al Hashemi discussed the concept of hate speech and the reasons for its inception, most importantly the political persecution, and the media including television, the press … etc., besides other reasons such as color, nationality, or ethnicity, Stressing that religious institutions have major role in the development of important rules that can collect all people on one religion, not force them to convert to Islam, while respect Islam, Calling for the need to recognize the rights of non-Muslims such as: keeping their human dignity (And We have certainly honored the children of Adam), along with the need for the religious institutions to improved its means by which the advantages of this great religion are introduced, where some of us do not introduce Islam in a proper means. Al Hashemi stressed the importance of highlighting the virtues of this religion in all spheres of life, especially the biography of the Prophet, peace be upon him in striving to the call to God Almighty, and coexistence with other communities of people of the Book, or other doctrines.

Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Abou Enein, Secretary-General of the international Federation of advocates pointed out that Islam cared for non-Muslims rights such as the rights of infidels in fulfilling their pledges, as well as to the rights of the people of the book; rights of neighbors hold a high status in Islam rights neighbor was Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him when he visited the Jewish neighbor who was sick. Islam also acknowledged the right of those who are in authority and clearly defines the Rights of Parents (which mean duties of children) and the rights of children, in their naming from birth to Education; Islam is keen on the rights of orphans, the poor, the needy and divorced women. He pointed out that Islam consolidates human rights, noting that the sanctions contained in Islam came to supplement these rights as they preserve and maintain communities of corruption and control the chaos. , .

Mr. Ali Muharram, legal expert at the NHRC presented a paper on the basic principles of human rights, noting that it is a combination of the teachings of the monotheistic religions, and cultural accumulation produced by human, before the United Nation codified and approved them in international charters. He said: There is no doubt that human rights is very important for individuals and states, they represent an individual fundamental guarantee that is necessary for safe life in which human dignity is preserved, he added: If the individual is the cornerstone in building the homeland, it is no doubt in that respect and protection of his rights could establish the spirit of loyalty and belonging to the homeland. He stressed that the roots of human rights principles extends to the essence of the Islamic message, and said: Islam is the first to set principles of human rights, and laid the foundations of international human rights law

The course is for 2 days and it includes six lectures (three lectures a day), lectures of the first day deal with of the role of religious institutions in combating hate speech and extremism, the basic principles and concepts of human rights, and human rights in the Islamic legislation, while lectures of the second day revolve around the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, national and international mechanisms for the protection of human rights, then the course conclude with a lecture about the right to work and workers’ rights.

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Qatar won membership of the Arab Commission on Human Rights (Committee on the Charter) of the League of Arab   States; […]

Qatar won membership of the Arab Commission on Human Rights (Committee on the Charter) of the League of Arab   States; where Mr. Jaber Al Huwail, Director of the Department of Legal Affairs of the NHRC, was nominated as a member for 4 years. This came during the meeting of the Arab Commission on Human Rights at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo. Thenomination of the State of Qatar cmes due to its leading role in the Arab region and its continuing efforts to support the establishment of the human rights culture at the local and international levels. Al Huwail said in a press release: The State of Qatar has considerable experience in the Committee on the Charter where by Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, chairman of the NHRC headed this commission in the period from 2012 to 2014 during the meetings of the 138 session of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level; Dr. Al Marri, during his term, made major efforts to develop the commission where the largest conference for the development of the human rights system in the Arab League has been organized and achieved its objectives clearly. Al Huwail said that he will benefit from the great experience of the NHRC  for a better representation of the State of Qatar in the humanitarian field.

Al Huwail extended thanks and gratitude to the Ministry of Foreign affairs for its permanent interest and keenness for the international and regional presence of the state in all areas where it followed up on voting until the final moments; Al Huwail stated that the role of the Ministry of Foreign affairs enhances the state’s interest in human culture and the need to disseminate and exchange positive experiences in the humanitarian field.

The Arab Commission on Human Rights was established under the Arab Charter on Human Rights after its entry into force on 16 March 2008 to consider the reports of State parties on the measures taken for the implementation of the rights and freedoms set forth in the Charter. consists of seven members elected by secret ballot by states parties, to serve for a term of four years. The Committee consists of state nationals who are independent and impartial. The Commission is the first official commission in a separate contractual framework at the League of Arab States, its members are elected by secret ballot where State Parties ensure the necessary immunity for its members.

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Members of the NHRC renewed confidence in Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh Al-Marri and reelected him as the chairman of the […]

Members of the NHRC renewed confidence in Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh Al-Marri and reelected him as the chairman of the NHRC, Dr. / Mohammed Yusuf Obaidan Fakhro, was elected as the deputy-Chairman. This came in the first meeting in the fourth session of the members of the Committee, which was held at the headquarters of the NHRC in the presence of Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Marri, as a representative of civil society, Dr. Yousuf Obaidan Fakhro, as a representative of the civil society, Dr. Mohammed bin Saif Al Kuwari, as a representative of civil society, Dr. Asmaa Abdullah Mohammed Al-Attiyah, as a representative of civil society, Dr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Qader Mughaiseeb, as a representative of civil society, Ms. Amal Abdel Latif Al Mannai, as a representative of civil society, Mr. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Faisal Al Suwaidi, as a representative of the civil society, Ms. Maryam bint Abdullah Al-Attiyah, as a representative of civil society, Mr. Abdullah Saqr Al Mohannadi, as a representative of the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Mohammed Hassan Alobaidly, as a representative of the Ministry of Justice, and Mr. Saleh Saeed Hamad Al Shawi, as a representative of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

The meeting discussed a number of issues including discussing the semi-annual report; the meeting also came up with the decision to form three sub-committees: legislation and reports preparation committee, Monitoring and  visits Committee, and Research and Studies Committee.

The first meeting of the fourth session was held after the issuance of Emiri decree No.  40 for the year 2015 that stipulated the new organization of the NHRC.

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Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Marri, Chairman of the NHRC met in his office at the headquarters of the NHRC Dr. […]

Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Marri, Chairman of the NHRC met in his office at the headquarters of the NHRC Dr. Izz al-Din Alasbahi, the Yemeni Human rights Minister. The meeting dealt with the importance of activating the mechanisms of partnership in the process of dissemination and establishment of the human rights culture.

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The NHRC organizes in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers the second Conference on […]

The NHRC organizes in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers the second Conference on the  challenges to security and human rights in the Arab region at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Council in Tunisia in the framework of the implementation of the recommendations of the first conference organized by the NHRC in Doha in November of 2014 and co-organized by the League of Arab States, the General Secretariat of the Arab Ministers, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions.

Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, Chairman of the NHRC stated during a meeting with Dr. Mohammed bin Ali Kuman, secretary general of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers “organizing the second International Conference on the challenges to security and human rights in the Arab region comes in the framework of the implementation of the recommendations of the first conference, which was held in Doha, and the positive interaction at the regional and international levels, from governments and civil society organizations. Al Marri added that the importance of the First Conference, its success and the sensitive phase in which it took place requires us to develop appropriate and effective mechanisms to implement its recommendations. Al Marri stressed that terrorism is one of the greatest violation of human rights and people’s lives, however combating terrorism should rely on approaches, legislation and legitimate mechanisms that are consistent with human rights standards, and safeguard the rights of individuals and communities.

Al Marri stressed that what is going through the Arab world during the past few years, linked to terrorism, in the light of today’s international community agreement on the need to fight terrorism, makes it important to follow-up on the impact of the security challenges to human rights that was raised at the first conference, and the way to promote these rights without affecting the security of the Arab states, without considerung national security a justification for the violation of human rights. Al Marri extended thanks to the Secretary General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers for the great interest and prompt response to the follow-up and implementation of the recommendations of the first conference. Both sides stressed the need to establish a joint working group to discuss the merits of all the scientific and logistical organization of the second conference in Tunisia. Al Marri pointed out that in the same context, the NHRC in cooperation with the Arab Commission on Human rights (Committee on the Charter) of the League of Arab States shall organize a seminar for members of the Committee and all the competent bodies at the Arab League on the integration of the recommendations of the first International Conference on challenges  to Security and Human Rights in the reporting mechanisms discussed by the Committee with the State parties to the Arab Charter on Human Rights in 2004.

Dr. Mohammed bin Ali Kuman, secretary general of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers extended thanks to HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior on the patronage of the first conference and the unlimited interest in security issues in the Arab region and its balance with and human rights issues, and stressed the strong partnership between the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers and the NHRC, pointing out that the second conference on challenges to security and human rights in Tunisia shall bring together human rights officials at interior ministries in the Arab countries due to the great attention given to this issue on the Arab and international level that encourages some Arab countries, including Qatar, to establish specialized Human Rights departments at the interior Ministries. This mechanism is a clear indication to the respect of law enforcement for human rights and achieve the required balance of them while maintaining security and stability

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The NHRC in cooperation with the American Center for Labor Solidarity held a meeting with 6 representatives of 14 communities, […]

The NHRC in cooperation with the American Center for Labor Solidarity held a meeting with 6 representatives of 14 communities, namely India – Philippines – Bangladesh- Najera- Pakistan, and Nepal.

The meeting which was chaired by Mr. Saad al-Abdullah, head of the International Cooperation section, addressed a number of important issues, especially discussing the major challenges facing workers and companies in the application of the wage protection system according to the new law, most notably the inability of most workers to use ATM cards and money exchange machines as most of them are not fluent in languages those machines equipped with, as well as the minimum withdrawal is not commensurate with workers’ needs. The meeting discussed a package of proposals, in which participants called for the need to educate workers law and train them to use ATM cards, they also called for convening another meeting after the application of the new law to discuss challenges that may arise, and try to find appropriate solutions to challenges facing workers in this regard.

The meeting also discussed achievements of community offices launched recently in May 2015 by the NHRC, and the nature of petitions received, in addition to proposals on serve the petitioners coming to these offices more efficiently.

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A delegation of The National Human Rights Committee headed by Dr. Ali Bin Al-Marri, participated in monitoring the elections of […]

A delegation of The National Human Rights Committee headed by Dr. Ali Bin Al-Marri, participated in monitoring the elections of the Moroccan Council of associations and authorities at the invitation of the National Human Rights Council of Morocco.

Dr. Al-Marri in a press statement, said that the NHRC have many experiences in election monitoring at the local, regional and international levels, where the NHRC participates at the local level  in monitoring the election of the municipal council, also at the international level in the Georgian election monitoring in 2012, all of which were successful experiences that developed the international experience of the NHRC in this area; pointing out that monitoring means observing the independence and objectivity of elections, tracking the conduct of electoral processes, compiling the relevant data objectively and impartially, evaluating the organization and conduct of elections and the extent of its compliance with relevant constitutional rules, legislative and regulatory provisions, and international standards. He also added that a report shall be prepared on observations, to be submitted to the competent authorities.

Al Marri added that qualified national institutions are always chosen to carry out such tasks for what they are known including their hard work in the field of human rights and the dissemination of the values ​​of democracy and citizenship, and based on their establishment according to the law and work according to their statutes; in which they are entitled during the election process for access of the central voting offices and committees of statistics, for the purpose of monitoring and  observation of the voting process, counting of votes, and the announcement of the results, as well as communicating with various public and private media after the announcement of the results, and meeting with all actors in the electoral process to discuss the conclusions of their work and recommendations proposed, during the preparation of the its reports.

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