Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, Chairman of the NHRC met in his office at the headquarters of the NHRC Mr. Omid Nouripour, Member of the German Parliament in the presence of Mr. Hans Udo, the German Ambassador to the state. Both sides discussed building bridges of cooperation in issues of mutual concern and exchange of experiences and expertise on human rights mechanisms.Read More
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Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, Chairman of the NHRC in his office at the headquarters of the NHRC met with Ms. Sarah Fox, Special Representative of The State Department’s Office of International Labor Affairs (ILA) . The meeting discussed aspects of cooperation in issues of mutual concern and activate communication mechanisms in humanitarian affairs.Read More
Dr. Nabil El Araby, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States confirmed his attendence to the international conference to be organized by the NHRC in Doha on (the role of the United Nations Human Rights Commission in the promotion and protection of human rights in the Arab region), in collaboration with UNHCR. This came during a meeting that took place between Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, Chairman of the NHRC and Dr. Nabil El Araby, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the University of Cairo; Where Dr. Al Marri extended an official invitation to Dr. El Araby. Both sides discussed during the meeting human rights situation in the Arab region and its development issues.
The conference is scheduled to be held during the period from 13 to 14 January 2016 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The conference is one of the largest international conferences on the role of the United Nations High Commissioner for humanitarian and human rights issues that shall bring together more than 300 international and regional organizations as well as all agencies of the United Nations.Read More
The NHRC organized in cooperation with the follow-up team to the recommendations of the International Conference on “Challenges to Security and human rights in the Arab region” and the Arab Human Rights Committee (Committee on the Charter) at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo, a panel discussion on intergrating recommendations of the International Conference on “challenges to security and human rights in the Arab region”, which was held in Doha during the period from 5 to 6 of November 2014 in the framework of the various mechanisms of the NHRC.
During his speech at the opening session of the international conference on challenges to security and human rights, Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh Al-Marri stressed that this conference forms a great opportunity to exchange ideas and visions and deepens the dialogue on security and human rights issues, Where its recommendations proved that there is integration between the realization of security and respect for human rights if they are considered properly.
Noting that during the deliberations of the conference, Al Marri emphasized the importance of benefiting from the relevant good practice relating to legal frameworks and institutional measures that ensure respect for human rights, including the international experience of those practices to ensure consistency of practice to combat terrorism and maintain national security with the conventions of human rights and international humanitarian law, and the need for effective remedies against human rights violations and to ensure that who who are responsible for human rights violations to be held accountable.
Dr. Al Marri considered that the recommendations of the international conference on challenges to security and human rights form a qualitative leap in the history of the path of the development of Arab human rights system and the continuation of the dialogue between the security institutions, civil society organizations and national human rights institutions. Al Marri added that We look forward to further consultations and meetings with government delegates and human rights mechanisms of the Arab League to develop and crystallize the entire approach and regional and national plans based on the approaches to security and human rights.
Al Marri said that this panel discussion comes a a result of effective partnership between the NHRC and the Arab Human Rights Committee and the continuing constructive consultations with our partners in order to deepen the dialogue and exchange of views on the integration of the recommendations of the Doha conference in the reports mechanisms discussed by the Committee on the Charter with the State parties to the Arab Charter mechanisms Human Rights in 2004, pointing out that the Arab region has witnessed and is still witnessing many challenges over the past years which has led to the emergence of many political problems, armed conflicts and the spread of the phenomenon of terrorism, where these challenges have affected the human rights situation in the region and the performance of civil society organizations and national human rights institutions, Stressing the need to move forward in the reform of the Arab regional system in the field of human rights to respond to the requirements of special phase under the decline in respect for human rights on the international and regional levels as a result of various international changes.
Dr. Al Marri called the Arab Human Rights Committee on developing the guidelines in order to assist States in the enforcement of human rights, development of response and accountability mechanisms, oversight at the Arab level and provision of technical support for the realization of the Arab Charter on Human Rights.
Dr. Al Marri submitted a number of proposals that are in line with the recommendations of the Doha conference on challenges to security and human rights, namely: the need to develop a questionnaire distributed to State parties to the Arab Charter for studying their vision in the extent of implementation of the recommendations of the Doha Conference through which the Charter Committee elaborated a plan of action that support and provide technical advice to those countries, In addition to the elaboration of indicative guidelines of the State Parties on the integration of the recommendations of the Doha conference in their reports submitted to the Committee on the Charter, and the development of general comments to the terms of the Charter in line with the approach to security and human rights.
Al-Marri extended thanks and gratitude to the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Dr. Nabil El Araby for his patronage of Arab and international conferences organized by the NHRC, most importantly the Arab conference on “the development of the human rights system of the Arab League” in 2013 and the recent International Conference in Doha on “Challenges to Security and Human Rights in the Arab region” in 2014, he also thanked the Human Rights Office at the league of the Arab states for the close partnership and ongoing support, he also thanked the Secretary General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers Dr. Mohammed Koeman for his responsiveness and willingness to expand dialogue and sustainability between security institutions and all actors in the field of human rights and also for the patronage of the second conference on challenges to security and human rights to be held at the General Secretariat in Tunisia during the period from 3 to 4 November 2015 . Al Marri alo extended thanks and appreciation to the partners in the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions.
The panel discussion in Cairo aims to put an integrated approach to promote and activate the role of the Arab Commission on Human Rights in maintaining security and respecting human rights, as being major responsibilties of the States parties to the Arab Charter on Human Rights, and to integrate the Arab Charter on Human Rights within the human rights covenants and conventions, and open close cooperation with the parties participate in the discussion for the promotion and protection of human rights, including the NHRC of the State of Qatar, the General Secretariat of the Council of Interior Ministers Arab, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Arab Parliament, and the Arab commission for human rights, the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions, and departments of the Secretariat of the League of Arab States.Read More
Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, Chairman of the NHRC received a visit in his office at the headquarters of the NHRC from Dr. Ali bin Fadl Buainain, Attorney General of the Kingdom of Bahrain , following his participation in the ninth meeting of generals, public prosecutors and heads of Investigation departments of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) which was hosted in Doha recently. Both sides discussed building bridges of cooperation in issues of mutual concern and exchange of experiences and expertise on human rights mechanismsRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Marri, Chairman of the NHRC met in his office at the headquarters of the NHRC Mr. Angel Ramon Barchini, Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay to the State of Qatar. Both sides discussed ways to cooperate on issues of common interest in the area of human rights.Read More