Al Saadi: Special Rapporteur on freedom of education promised to compensate affected students
Geneva, 26 June 2019
The National Human Rights Committee affirmed that the UAE continues to violate the order of the International Court of Justice issued on July 23, 2018, including the provisional measures to give Qatari students the opportunity to complete their education in the United Arab Emirates or to obtain their educational records if they wish to continue their studies elsewhere. Dr. Mohamed Al Saadi, Director of the Department of International Cooperation of the National Human Rights Committee in the intervention of the NHRC in the 41st session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva said that to date the UAE has not responded to the order of the International Court of Justice in flagrant violations of Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 13 of International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Al Saadi added that the affected Qatari students had raised their complaints to the Special Rapporteur on freedom of education who promised them to continue working on their cases to get compensation for violating their right to education.
In his speech, Al-Saadi noted that the National Human Rights Committee had monitored 513 violations during the period from 2017 to 2018 by the blockading countries because of its unilateral measures against the State of Qatar. He said: 66 Qatari students were affected in Saudi Arabia, 148 in the UAE and 28 in Bahrain, pointing out that these countries expelled these affected and deprived them of completing their studies. “These violations are also confirmed in the December 2007 report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Technical Mission, entitled The Impact of the Current Gulf Crisis on Human Rights, and they are also documented by international organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch And AFDI.