(Text of the Statement)
Imposing the siege, severing the diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar and the adoption of a number of arbitrary measures and decisions violate all human rights norms and principles and led to gross and flagrant violations of a range of civil, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to private property.
This unjust blockade has affected the rights of Qatari investors and residents of Qatar who own private property in the United Arab Emirates, depriving them of exercising this right as stipulated in the international human rights instruments.
Qatar National Human Rights Committee has monitored several violations committed by several entities in the UAE against these investors.
Accordingly, the NHRC calls on the competent authorities in the United Arab Emirates not to correlate investors’ rights with the political disputes or use them as a political leverage which is considered a flagrant violation of international human rights conventions.
However, if the violations of the rights of investors to their private properties continue, NHRC notes that it shall raise its concerns to the UN international human rights mechanisms.
26 Shawwal 1438
20 July 2017