Doha: 21 October 2019
The National Human Rights Committee (NCHR) received a delegation from Qatar-France Friendship Society. The Vice-Chairpman of the Committee welcomed the French delegation.
The meeting dealt with a number of human rights issues, including the efforts of the National Human Rights Committee to protect and promote workers’ rights. The Committee officials also responded to the delegation’s inquiries about the role of the committee in spreading the culture of human rights in the country. It was reported that the Committee had a five-year strategic plan, which included the organization of lectures and programs targeting workers and employers in a number of places where workers were present. The Committee officials also pointed out that as part of its awareness-raising and educational mission, the Committee distributes brochures and booklets, which contains information on rights and duties of workers translated into 10 languages. In addition, the delegation was briefed on the committee’s offices which were set up to facilitate the handling of complaints, besides a 24-hour hotline and the role of the Reception and Registration Department of the Legal Affairs Department, which provides free legal advice as well as receiving complaints and petitions.