Al-Jamali: We aim to build a network of male and female trainers of law enforcement officials
Abdul Basit: Equal application of the law would achieve stability and sustainable human development
Doha: January 26, 2021
The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) organized an online training program for law enforcement officials in the State of Qatar in cooperation with the Arab Institute for Human Rights in the Republic of Tunisia.
The organization of the training program comes within the framework of the strategic partnership between the two institutions that aimed at strengthening joint work in order to disseminate and protect the culture of human rights in the State of Qatar and the Arab region.
The training program, which will continue during 2021, aims to advance the participants’ knowledge and skills in the field of human rights to enhance their role in protecting human rights in line with relevant national legislation and international human rights law.
The training program consists of organizing a series of general and specialized workshops and training courses that take into account the needs of the beneficiaries in the field of human rights, where the NHRC and the Arab Institute will implement training activities remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.
In his opening speech for the training program, Assistant Secretary-General of NHRC, Mr. Sultan Hassan Al Jamali said that one of the most important functions and terms of reference of the NHRC as a national institution is the promotion and protection of human rights in the State of Qatar and raising awareness of human rights and freedoms and to consolidating its principles, on both the levels of thought and practice, in addition to holding and organizing conferences, seminars, courses and panel discussions on issues related to human rights and freedoms as well as coordination with the concerned authorities in this regard, in addition to contributing to the preparation of programs related to human rights education and research, and participation in their implementation.
The Assistant Secretary-General stated that the training program generally aims to organize activities that provide information on international human rights standards, and educate the participants on their special role in protecting and promoting human rights, as well as promoting law enforcement officials’ respect and belief in human dignity and basic human rights. Al-Jamali added: The program’s activities include training of trainers, with the aim of building a network of male and female trainers of law enforcement personnel in the State of Qatar, pointing out that this workshop is the first activity to be held on the framework of the training program, in which different working papers will be presented on the emergence of human rights and defining their concepts, values and principles, and the international human rights system including its treaty and non-treaty bodies and mechanisms, in addition to the role of actors in the field of human rights implementation and protection.
President of the Arab Institute for Human Rights, Mr. Abdul Basit bin Hassan said that the training program is part of the partnership with the NHRC with the aim to focus on human rights and international human rights law and human rights protection mechanisms. Mr. Abdul Basit highlighted the importance of this topic for this category that has a fundamental role in applying human rights in law enforcement institutions pointing out to the importance of this group’s knowledge of the international human rights system, which enables them to apply the law to everyone with a great deal of equality to achieve stability and sustainability of human development.