The National Human Rights Committee of the state of Qatar welcomes the Al-Ula Declaration issued in the 41st session of the Supreme Council of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf named as “Summit of Sultan Qaboos and Sheikh Sabah” on January 5, 2021, regarding promoting coordination and integration among the GCC countries and restoring the joint action to its normal track… as well as the positive atmosphere and official statements in the summit’s press conference regarding the Gulf reconciliation and resolving the crisis.
The Committee also welcomes the opening of the airspace, and land and sea borders by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The National Human Rights Committee considers the Al-Ula declaration an essential step in the right direction towards resolving the Gulf crisis and the total lifting of the resulting measures.
The committee reminds all parties of their responsibilities to address the impact of the restrictions imposed by the crisis, especially in the field of individual and group rights, which contributes to supporting the aspirations of the Gulf peoples towards stability, peace and respect for human rights.
The National Human Rights Committee urges the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf to intensify efforts to establish effective mechanisms for mediation and resolution of disputes between its members in order to achieve the protection of the rights of the Gulf peoples and to ensure that such incident would not recur in the future.
The bitter experience of our Gulf region gives serious thought to the need for concerted efforts of governments, national human rights institutions and civil society organizations to address the challenges facing the region and to spare people the scourge of political crises through establishing an inclusive dialogue to present proposals and initiatives that promote Gulf unity, peace and civil harmony.
05 Jumada Al-Awal, 1442
5th January 2021
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