Doha on 15th May, 2020
The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) organized its first online training workshop entitled “Combating Coronavirus (COVID-19): Duties of Individuals and Corporate Social Responsibility.”
Mr. Abdulla Ali Al- Mahmoud, head of Public Relations and Media unit at the NHRC, said that the training workshop was held within the framework of the activities and awareness programs that the committee has developed to address the conditions resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. He added that the training workshop aimed to raise awareness about the consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak and its relationship to fundamental human rights. He stressed the need to follow the precautionary measures established by official authorities to address the crisis, while ensuring respect for the protection of fundamental human rights.
Al-Mahmoud pointed out many citizens and residents from various disciplines show interest to participate in the training course, and registered through NHRC’s website and social media, including employees of several ministries and State agencies, legal officials, researchers, civil society activists, and of other professional disciplines, as well as NHRC’s staff. The total attendance at this event was 37 participants.
The workshop program included two lectures followed by a general discussion. Mr. Wael Al-Dakhili, Legal Researcher at the Studies and Research division of the NHRC gave a lecture at the training workshop, under the title “The Human Rights System and Duties of Individuals in the Context of combating the Coronavirus”.
Dr. Mohammed Khaled Al-Muftah, faculty member at the Police College of the Ministry of Interior in Qatar and a founding member of the Al-Faisal Social Responsibility Centre gave the second lecture on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Its Prospective Role in Combating the Coronavirus”.