October 28, 2020
Dr. Muhammad bin Saif Al-Kuwari, Deputy Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, met at the headquarters of the Committee with Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Foreign Minister of Finland, in the presence of Ms. Marian Nesila, Finland’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Ms. Katia Kalamaki, Diplomatic Adviser, and Mr. Otto Tortonen, Special Adviser to the Minister And Mr. Josie Sweeney, Team Leader, Middle East Unit at the Ministry. The meeting dealt with an explanation about the nature of the work of the National Human Rights Committee. Al-Kuwari explained that the National Human Rights Committee in the State of Qatar is an independent committee concerned with disseminating and establishing a culture of human rights at the national level in addition to its interest in monitoring the conditions of the most vulnerable groups. Al Kuwari added that the committee also plays an advisory role, based on its mandate in preparing annual reports on human rights situation and submitting recommendations to the competent authorities in the state.