Doha, May 24 / QNA / The Third training course organized by the National Human Rights Commission in the context of a series of similar sessions on human rights protection mechanisms.
The session held at the Grand Regency Hotel, will last for a period of five days during which a number of topics will be discussed including the definition of international and national mechanisms for the protection of human rights and the emergence of and terms of reference of the Human Rights Council and the universal periodic review and complaints procedures and treaty bodies such as the work of the committees.
NHRC Chairman, Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Merry, will address the session on the fifth and final day of the session on NHRC’s role in the protection and promotion of in the protection and promotion of Human Rights; in addition participants will also discuss topics brought up by the High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as International Criminal Trials. Other important human rights issues will also be taken up.
In other related news, NHRC is also organizing at the Millennium Hotel, on 28th and 29th of this month, a training session for Gulf and Yemen civil society institutions aimed at boosting the rights of persons with special needs.
The opening session was addressed by representatives from NHRC, the Arab Organization of Disabled Persons, The Ford Foundation and the Arab League. Participants will discuss in the remaining sessions issues related to helping persons with special needs through transition from institutionalized care to self-reliance. Other topics on the agenda include: Regional conventions on the rights of persons with disabilities and the rights of persons with disabilities and the monitoring committee and the laws concerning the rights of persons with disabilities in the Arab Gulf as well as the issue of disability from the perspective of the institutions of civil society and governmental institutions and the role of civil society institutions in adopting and supporting the cause of the disabled persons.