Dr. Al-Kuwari: The right to peace is (sacred) and is the path to justice and equality
The NHRC proposes the establishment of an Arab Observatory for Equality
Ben Hassan: The NHRC is a cherished partner
Growing manifestations of discrimination and exclusion in the world
The OHCHR: The emergence of right-wing European anti-immigrant parties
Al Nosour: Women in some Arab countries are still discriminated against
Al Jamali: The role of NHRIs in monitoring discrimination and inequality
Tunisia: 29 September 2018
Dr. Mohammed bin Saif al-Kuwari, member of the NHRC in Qatar, said that “the right to peace is a “sacred right” and that building a peaceful world requires taking steps towards achieving the economic and social development of all the world’s people and ensuring the protection of their rights. A peaceful society is a society in which justice and equality are enjoyed. Peace enables a sustainable environment that in turn helps to promote peace”. He added “The preservation and respect of human rights is the path to the advancement of any society, social and economic prosperity, protection and security. Justice cannot be achieved without respect for human rights, safeguarding freedoms, and achieving equity for all without discrimination”. Al-Kuwari affirmed that “A society that enjoys justice and equality is a society that enjoys peace. In this context, Qatar National Human Rights Committee calls for a meeting between the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Arab Institute for Human Rights and the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar to discuss ways of activating the outcomes of the two international symposia held in Tunisia on World Peace Day entitled “An overview on Migration”, and “Action for equality”. We also propose to establish an Arab mechanism for the prevention of conflicts with an early warning system in this regard along with several think tanks in the Arab world on issues of conflict and ways of resolving and prevent them”. Al Kuwari announced we also propose the creation of an Arab Observatory for Equality, which will provide periodic reports, develop plans and strategies, evaluate successful experiences and enhance their utilization, especially in the field of exchange of experiences, and finally provide the necessary advice in this regard.
In the same context, the President of the Arab Institute for Human Rights Abdel Basset Ben Hassan, said that the selection of equality is the theme for this symposium aimed at discussing a concern that has become a source of concern to all parties in light of the growing manifestations of discrimination and exclusion in the world. Despite the development of the world in the area of discrimination and unfairness, in a number of subjects, such as discrimination against women, against people and economic discrimination, there are significant challenges that still exist in a number of countries. There are still significant challenges, including low standards of living and discrimination against minorities and other issues. “We must work with organizations, governments and the media to seek to meet these challenges through the development of public policies to respond to the aspirations of citizens and the development of legislation and the development of education in these areas”, said Ben Hassan.
On cooperation and partnership with the National Human Rights Committee, Ben Hassan said: “the NHRC is a cherished partner, pointing out that the outcomes of this cooperation will be the best tool for the development of human rights work at the international level. We look forward to developing this cooperation and to successful new partnerships such as the success of this conference.”
Mr. Mohamed El Nsour, head of the Middle East and North Africa Office of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), noted the growing “discriminatory policies” against minorities and vulnerable groups amid the growing rhetoric he described in some European countries of the emergence of right-wing currents and parties hostile to migrants. Al-Nosour considered that “these parties used the migration file as a way to access power in their countries, pointing out that the OHCHR makes efforts to apply the principle of equality among citizens and is working to activate all international conventions and stipulate them in the laws of different countries,” stressing that it has begun to complete an ambitious program to study the reality of religious minorities in Tunisia in terms of discriminatory policies and practices.
Mr. Sultan bin Hassan Al-Jamali, Assistant Secretary General of the National Human Rights Committee, chaired a session under the title “Action for Equality” (tools and perspectives). the second session was chaired by Mr. Mohamed Faeq, Chairman of the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt, on the major challenges facing the realization of human rights and reflection on inequality. The third sessions was chaired by Dr. Hafitha Choucair, Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the Arab Institute for Human Rights on “Promoting integration, equality and non-discrimination for all human beings” (public policy and legal protection).
Al-Jamali called for continued cooperation and expansion between the NHRC, the Arab Institute and UNESCO to include all national human rights institutions that are members of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions (based in Doha). Al-Jamali said that although the equality was addressed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Bill The human rights, the process is long and depends on changing ideas and cultures to secure human rights. national institutions can effectively work on Human rights in monitoring discrimination and inequality in all sectors.