We Call on the Human Rights Council to appoint a special rapporteur on the repercussions of the blockade.
We call on the Human Rights Council, the International Union of Parliamentarians and the European Parliament to pass resolutions to consider imposing blockade as a crime against humanity.
Imposing blockade on peoples is a crime used as a political leverage to achieve despicable purposes.
We call on Goodwill ambassadors to lead an international initiative against imposing blockade on peoples to mobilize international support.
Members of the Italian House of Representatives confirmed their support for the position of their government in support of Kuwaiti mediation and the principle of dialogue to address the Gulf crisis. While the NHRC expected to issue a draft resolution by the Italian Parliament to demand that their government take a firm stand condemning the blockade and demanding its immediate lifting. Dr. Al Marri called on the United Nations General Assembly to issue a global declaration against imposing blockade on peoples and not to involve civilians in any political disputes, in addition to calling on the Human Rights Council, the International Union of Parliamentarians and the European Parliament to adopt resolutions to perpetuate imposing blockade on peoples. This came in a statement to the press by Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al-Marri, president of Qatar National Human Rights Committee following a hearing held at the Italian Parliament, at the invitation of the House of Representatives, in Wednesday, 13 December, in the presence of The Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Italian Republic, Ambassador Abdulaziz Bin Ahmed Al Malki, in addition to the presence of other members of the House of Representatives; in which Dr. Al Marri gave copies of the latest reports prepared by the NHRC on the violations reported since the beginning of the crisis; warning of the serious repercussions resulting from the continuation of the blockade while gnoring all international calls and rights, in the absence of any will to resolve the crisis.
Calling on a global declaration against imposing blockade on peoples:
Dr. Al Marri called on the United Nations General Assembly to issue a global declaration against imposing blockade on the peoples and not to involve civilians in political disputes, in parallel with his call on the Human Rights Council, the International Union of Parliamentarians and the European Parliament to make urgent decisions; stressing that the condemnation of the blockade imposed on Qatar is a condemnation of international crimes and collective punishment against the people.
International initiative against imposing blockade on the peoples:
Dr. Al Marri called on launching an international initiative against imposing blockade on the peoples aimed at shedding light on this crime, which has become a pattern of behavior prevailing in times of war and conflict and political practice pursued by some countries to achieve despicable purposes, pointing out that the initiative will rely on goodwill ambassadors to bring International support. He also called on the Human Rights Council to appoint a special rapporteur on the repercussions of the blockade on the enjoyment of human rights; stressing the need to carry out an international uprising against imposing blockade on the peoples.
Successive human rights triumphs of the NHRC:
The hearing held by the President of the NHRC, and direct meeting with members of the legislative authority, the highest authority in the Italian democratic system, is another success added to the series of human rights triumphs achieved by the NHRC since the beginning of the blockade. A hearing in the Italian Parliament reflects the interest of the House of Representatives in discussing the blockade crisis on Qatar and, therefore, the solidarity of the Italian people through its deputies in Parliament, as well as the Italian Government with the State of Qatar. The hearing comes after a series of meetings held by Dr. Ali bin Smaikh with deputies of the Italian parliament, in Rome. He also met with representatives of Italian human rights organizations and media organizations.
The President of the National Human Rights Committee met last November in Doha with a delegation of the Italian Senate and the Italian Parliament headed by MP Col. Marco Farco, where he gave a comprehensive explanation of the grave humanitarian impact caused by the blockade and the growing humanitarian crisis caused by its prolongation.