NHRC and The Democracy and Human Rights Programme of Cairo University have organized a forum on "The Role of Universities in Promoting Human Rights Awareness in Arab Countries."
The forum in Cairo is held 18-19 July 2007. H.E. the NHRC Secretary General, Ali Said Samikh al-Marri will address the opening session; while NHRC member, Dr. Yusof Obaidan will present a working paper about "The Role of Qatar University in Promoting Human Rights Awareness."
In other related news, the NHRC represented by its secretary general, Dr. Al-Marri has been elected member of the Technical sub-committee affiliated to the permanent Arab committee for human rights- a move that further emphasizes the distinguished standing Qatar enjoys in protecting human rights. Dr. al-Marri got 14 votes out of an electorate college of 18 voters that attended the meetings of the sub-committee who meet twice annually and has the membership of seven Arab states elected every two years.