Saturday, December 1, 2018
The NHRC participates in the 29th edition of the Doha International Book Fair with a rich booth presenting its most prominent publications in the field of spreading the culture of human rights within the Qatari society, as well as reports and publications that reflect the efforts and moves of the NHRC in the face of the blockade imposed on Qatar. In the field of protecting human rights in Qatar and elsewhere.
Ms. Mariam Bint Abdullah Al Attiyah, Secretary General of the NHRC, said: “The National Human Rights Committee is always keen to participate in various important national, regional and international events concerned with protecting and defending human rights particularly among Qatari society. From this perspective, our participation in the Doha International Book Fair is an important cultural and intellectual platform for spreading awareness and education in the field of human rights protection among the various segments of society that the book fair is intended to represent as a prominent cultural event, Thousands of citizens, residents and guests are coming to attend the most prominent cultural event in the State of Qatar. We at the National Human Rights Committee attach great importance to the Doha International Book Fair and will be featured in this year’s edition, through a huge booth, strategically located at the International Exhibition Center, which includes more than 200 books and educational publications on human rights issues , Brochures and stories for the children, parents and various segments of society to educate and raise awareness of the rights and duties included in international conventions. The booth will also include the reports and publications of the National Human Rights Committee on the human rights situation within the State of Qatar and highlights the achievements and moves of the National Human Rights committee locally, regionally and internationally. ”
Ms. Mariam Bint Abdullah Al Attiyah noted that the NHRC decided to focus its participation in the Doha International Book Fair this year on the publication and reports on the efforts of the State of Qatar and the National Committee in the face of the blockade imposed on Qatar since 5 June. 2017, pointing out that the National Human Rights Committee’s booth will include a visual presentation that includes the most important rights enshrined in the international charters and the UN Charter. The latest statistics on violations of the 12 fundamental human rights resulting from the blockade by the blockading states. “In order to reach out to the public at the Book Fair and to spread the culture of human rights, there will be a legal specialist at the NHRC’s booth throughout the exhibition to communicate with the public and provide various legal advice that may be requested by our visitors.”