Coordination meetings for the promotion and protection of human rights in the State of Qatar
Doha: December 15, 2020
The NHRC established a mechanism for cooperation and coordination with the competent authorities in the state, where the coordination meeting No. (2) was held today to discuss the enforcement of Decree-Law No. 19 of the year 20 amending some provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015, and addressing the challenges associated with its implementation. The meeting was attended by Brigadier Mohamed Saleh Al-Kuwari, representing the General Department of Passports, Major Ali Talib Al Henzab, representing the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Interior, and Captain Issa Saleh Al-Kuwari, representing the Research and Follow-up Department, and Mr. Youssef Ali Abdel-Nour and Mr. Ghanem Rashid Al-Ghanim representing the Labor Relations Department At the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs. The meeting discussed the challenges to changing the employer, health insurance, departure security, canceling residence permits, in addition to creating a balance between protecting the rights of employers and their employees, facilitating communication and communication mechanisms between the competent authorities and the National Human Rights Committee and developing solutions and proposals. Mr. Nasser Marzouq Sultan Al-Marri, Acting Director of Legal Affairs at the National Human Rights Committee, said that these coordination meetings come within the framework of advancing human rights in the State of Qatar, especially in light of recent legislative reforms, in addition to enhancing the role of the committee. Al-Marri pointed out that the first coordination meeting had discussed mechanisms to address the challenges facing the committee in the field of promotion and protection of human rights in accordance with Decree-Law No. 19 of 2020 amending some provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry and exit of expatriates.