Doha: NHRC 17/3/2011: On the annual anniversary of the annual Arab Human Rights Day, 16th March 2011, H.E. NHRC Chairman, Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh al-Marry inaguarated NHRC’s new Website and announced an annual world award in the name of Ali Hassan Al Jaber, the Al Jazeera cameraman who was ambushed outside Benghazi last Saturday (12/3/2011) while covering uprisings in Libya.Read More
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Thursday, 20 January 2011, New York, Jan 19 2011: The UN’s human rights chief will send a team to Tunisia next week to assess the country’s human rights situation amidst recent political unrest, which her office says has so far led to more than 100 deaths.
“I have been asking myself what my office, and what the international community in general, can do to help the people of Tunisia to take advantage of the opportunity that now exists,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said at a press conference in Geneva today. “While it is still very early days, it is important that the seeds of change are sown wisely and sown now, before former entrenched interests start to reassert themselves, or new threats emerge.”Read More
DOHA: (Agencies: 14/1/2011): The 7th Forum for the Future Ministerial Meeting between the G8 and Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) countries failed to come up with a joint declaration with Canada being held responsible for the failure.
H.E. the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud in his address at the closing session of the Forum remarked bitterly that although the meetings of the past two days were fruitful, a joint declaration failed to materialise.Read More
Talks during the audience covered issues related to Human Rights in the two countries were taken up. Ways and means of further consolidating cooperation related to promoting Human Rights awareness and culture were also discussed.Read More
Doha: (Agencies: 11/1/2011): Speakers gave a call for closer co-operation between governments and civil society organisations at different levels as the 7th Forum for Future of G8 and countries of the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMena) got underway at Ritz Carlton Doha yesterday.
Calling upon the representatives of government and civil societies to intensify their dialogues for strengthening relations, speakers said the key to the success of the forum depended on how closely the two sections were working together to achieve better results for the overall development of the region.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Mohammad Bin Abdallah al-Rami, the Chairman of the Sultanate’s Human Rights Committee, its deputy Mr. Salim al-Maamary who also chairs the International Affairs Department at the Sultanate’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dr. Rashid al-Safi al-Hiraibi, the Sultanate’s Secretary General of Human Rights.Read More