Dr. Al-Marri: Education Evidence is an important and essential step in the path of proper education and early awareness of legal culture
Al-Khater: What the State of Qatar has provided in general in the field of human rights is not hidden from the world
Doha: 14 January 2020
The National Human Rights Committee and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education launched Manuals for Human Rights Education for the preparatory, elementary, and secondary levels at the Cultural Salon at the Doha International Book Fair in its 30th edition. The National Human Rights Committee was represented by Mr. Sultan bin Hassan Al Jamali, Assistant Secretary of the Committee, While the Ministry of Education and Higher Education was represented by Ms. Mona Mohammed Al Kuwari, Director of Schools Evaluation Department. The inauguration is witnessed by a number of members of the National Human Rights Committee and officials of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education as well as the book fair audience. The manuals addressed many aspect including individual aspects (child rights), social aspect (children are born social beings) and the international aspect (the child is in The international community). Annexes include a reference to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. The manual for the preparatory stage addresses the right to identity, the right to play and engage in recreational activities, the right to education, the right to health, the right to dignity, and the right to equality. The manual of the secondary stage includes an introduction on human rights education and references addressing (human rights .. origin and development, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to privacy, the right to justice, women’s rights, the right to build a family, the right to work, the right to a decent life, the right of the revolution, and the right to human solidarity).
Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, stressed in the introduction of manual on the great importance of the process of integrating human rights concepts and principles into educational curricula. Al Marri said the National Human Rights Committee has participated in preparing these manuals in accordance with its mandate stipulated in Decree Law No. (17) for the year 2010, noting the belief of the National Human Rights Committee that this effort will have a positive impact not only on students, but also on those in charge of the educational process in general. Dr. Al-Marri said this step is an important and essential towards proper education as it contributes to the coming generations being aware of the concepts of human rights and freedoms from an early age.
Dr. Ali bin Smaikh stressed the necessity for generations to respect human rights and freedoms with open minds and straight morality that reject all manifestations of extremism, intolerance, violence and racism. He said: These generations must believe in the need for peaceful coexistence among all human beings with commitment and affirmation that preserving national identity, culture, customs and social traditions doesn’t contradict the principles and foundations of human rights. Noting that Islamic law, with all its humanitarian principles, has guaranteed and preserved human rights and freedoms.
Al Marri added: It is the keenness of the wise leadership of the state of Qatar and its unlimited support for the principles and issues of human rights and freedoms of citizens, residents or visitors, that motivates us to do our best and to fulfill our mission to fully protect and promote human rights. Pointing out that the permanent constitution of Qatar has established principles that reveal the special sanctity that the state attaches to human rights.
In the same context, Ms. Fawzia Abdulaziz Al-Khater, assistant undersecretary for educational affairs of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education said: Every person has the right to live and learn, and this right is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar. Al-Khater said: The State of Qatar has outlined the programs, drawn up plans that have been implemented on a large scale, making education a human rights issue.