The National Human Rights Committee achieved full member status in:
- International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for Human Rights (ICC)
- The Asia Pacific Forum of National Institutions for Human Rights (APF)
- The Arab Network of National Institutions for Human Rights (ANHRIs)
A – International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for Human Rights (ICC):
It was established in 1993 and governed by a statute of incorporation under Swiss law, it includes 100 NHRIs. the ICC promotes and strengthens NHRIs to be in accordance with the Paris Principles, and provides leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights. It also provides accreditation services for new members, and review the accreditation for its members. In addition, it provides basic information and advisory services to interact with international mechanisms to protect human rights.
The NHRC was accredited A status and was granted a full membership by the ICC 2010. The NHRC serves currently as head of the “Accreditation Committee” of the ICC, for a period of three years from 2012 to 1014 . For more information:
It is worth mentioning that the International Coordinating Committee is working with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, through the national institutions and regional mechanisms section (NIRMS) which in turn supports the establishment of new national institutions, and follows up on the implementation of its mandate to protect and promote human rights in important issues such as prevention of torture, monitoring places of detention, enforced disappearance, independence of the judiciary, protecting human rights defenders …etc.; this section also provides basic support for the work of the ICC, especially the preparation for the accreditation process and the related technical aspects.
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In 2008, within a program on developing the capacity of national institutions for human rights, the national institutions and regional mechanisms section (NIRMS) invited the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar to choose a candidate to participate in the “Fellowship programs” in 2009 and 2010, through which an employee of the NHRC to work for one year in office NIRMS for the acquisition of knowledge and experience with the UN system of human rights.
B – The Asia Pacific Forum (APF) of National Institutions for Human Rights:
It is a regional organization founded in 1996 in accordance with the provisions of Australian law, It includes about 21 national institution for human rights in the Asia Pacific region, and aims to strengthen, promote and support the establishment of more institutions, through providing several services, such as building capacity and training programs in institutions, and providing legal advice on cooperation with regional and international mechanisms for the protection of human rights.
The National Human Rights Committee was elected to chair the Asia Pacific Forum during the period 2014-2015 .
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C – The Arab Network For Human rights Institutions (ANHRIs):
It is a regional network, it was established in 2011 in accordance with the provisions of the law. It includes about 14 national institution for human rights in the Arab region including Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Mauritania, Egypt, Sudan , Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Djibouti .
It aims to protect, respect and effectively implement human rights in Arab countries through procedural channels for communication and coordination with national institutions, civil society organizations, and international and regional bodies which serve the same goals.