Ms. Maryam bint Abdullah Al-Attiyah, Secretary-General of the NHRC in her office at the headquarters of the NHRC met Mr. Anis Birou, Minister in charge of Moroccans living abroad and migration affairs. The meeting discussed ways of cooperation in issues of mutual concern and strengthening relations in the fields of human rights.Read More
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The work of the second International Conference on the challenges to security and human rights in the Arab region is jointly organized by the NHRC and the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers at the headquarters of the Secretariat in Tunisia. Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, Chairman of the NHRC shall deliver a speech at the opening session as well as HH Mr. Mohammed Najem Gharsalli, Tunisian Interior Minister HH Dr. Mohammed bin Ali Koman, Secretary General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers and HH Dr. Musa Burayzat, President of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions, representative of the League of Arab States, and a representative of the High Commissioner for human rights.
The conference shall be held during the period from November 3 to 4. The first session shall be chaired by Dr. Hadi Bin Ali Al-Yami, Chairman of the Arab Human Rights Committee, the Arab League; it discusses the role of human rights structures in the Interior Ministries in the protection and development of human rights where a number of working papers on the supervisory role and the punitive and preventive structures of human rights in the Interior Ministries are discussed. The second session addresses the implementation of human rights obligations through guidelines of the security institutions (standard operating procedures and internal mechanisms); working papers focus on the implementation of human rights obligations through codes of conduct provided by Mr. Ziad Kaed Bey, Head of Human Rights Department, Internal Security Forces , Ministry of Interior, Republic of Lebanon, In addition to the contribution of human rights internal mechanisms, guidelines, and programs in the implementation of international human rights conventions by Mr. Mazen Shaqoura, OHCHR office in Tunisia. Furthermore, recommendations of the Cairo seminar on October 29, 2015 on evaluating the activation codes of conduct, provided by Dr. Mohesen Odow, the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt.
The third session is chaired by HE Mr. Mohammed Al Sabbar, Secretary-General of the National Council for Human Rights of the Kingdom of Morocco, this session covers the issue of international, regional and local partnerships with security institutions in the field of human rights and progress through a working paper on the role of partnership between the security institutions and the national human rights institutions provided by Ms. Fatiha Baghdadi, Algeria’s National Advisory Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights along with a working paper about the partnership between security institutions and civil society organizations presented by a representative of the Arab Institute for Human Rights in Tunisia, while the representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights shall submit a working paper on the partnership between security institutions and the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The second day of the second international conference discusses in the fourth session, activation of the recommendations of the first international conference on challenges to security and human rights in the Arab region in November 2014, the first working paper shall focus on the recommendations and activities that took place during the conference by HH Mr. Sultan Al Jamali, Assistant Secretary-General at the National Human Rights Committee of the State of Qatar, Besides a working paper on the plan of the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers to activate the recommendations of the Conference provided by a representative of the General Secretariat of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers in Tunisia. The session concludes with a working paper on the integration of the recommendations of the International Conference within the reports discussed by the States parties to the 2004 Arab Charter on Human Rights by Mr. Mohammed Feziea, member of the Arab Human Rights Permanent Committee of the Arab League in Cairo.Read More
Chairman of the NHRC, Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, met at the headquarters of the NHRC with Deputy Foreign Minister of Paraguay, Dr. Oscar Cabellow Sarubbi.
The meeting, which was attended by Paraguay’ s Ambassador to Qatar, Mr. Angel Roman, dealt with means of building bridges of cooperation and enhancing bilateral relations as well as the exchange of experience and expertise in humanitarian issues
The NHRC received a visit at its headquarters from members of the Student Council of Al Wakra Independent secondary school for Boys in the framework of its educational role and contributions in raising awareness of human rights, where Mr. Jaber Al Huwail, Director of the Department of Legal Affairs, Mr. Abdullah Al Mahmoud, head of the Public Relations and Media unit, Mr. Ali Muharram, legal expert welcomed the student.
Mr. Ali Muharram gave a lecture introducing the NHRC as a national institution for protection and promotion of human rights and its establishment, objectives, strategy, terms of reference and legal nature, in addition to the legal services it offers, and achievements at the local and international levels; pointing out that the NHRC has become in a few years one of the national human rights institutions that are increasingly recognized at the international level, thanks to the support it receives at all levels of leadership.
Student Council members expressed their happiness to visit the NHRC and their pride and appreciation for the NHRC and all its members, and its great contributions in promoting and protecting human rights in QatarRead More
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
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