Doha (Agencies: 30/5/2010): On the sidelines of a workshop in Doha, "The Peaceful Resolution of Disputes and The Democratic Transition", her Excellency, Ms. Maryam bint Abdullah al-Attiyah – NHRC Secretary-General met this evening with His Excellency Mr. Salman Kamal al-Din – Chairman of the National Foundation for Human Rights – Kingdom of Bahrain, and Mr. Abdullah Derazi – Secretary-General of the Bahraini Association for Human Rights – along with a number of NHRC legal experts yesterday (29/5/2010).
A number of topics of common interest such as the nature of national institutions and their role and functions, were taken up during the audience.
Her Excellency, NHRC Secretary General also spoke on the Committee’s experience in amending its own laws to bring them in line with the Paris Principles. Discussions also covered the contentious relationship between governments and national institutions for human rights covering areas of cooperation and positive dialogue between the two sides.
Her Excellency also stressed the importance of the role played by these institutions in promoting the culture of human rights and humanitarian issues.