Doha, 14 November 2022 (TDI): The Qatar National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) celebrated Qatar Human Rights Day on Sunday. It usually falls on 11 November annually, coupled with the 20th anniversary of NHRC.
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During the celebration, the new website for Human Rights Committee was also launched which enables the public to benefit from the platform’s services.
The Chairperson of NHRC, Maryam Al Attiyah commemorated the 20 years of the committee and declared the event a milestone in the history of Qatar, during the ceremony.
Al Attiyah noted that the celebration also coincides with Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in a few days, being the most prominent global sporting event in the history of the Arab region.
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The celebration is an opportunity to review the progress of Qatar in human rights protection, measuring challenges, and setting goals, especially for immigrant workers in the country, she continued.
Chairperson highlighted that Committee’s adherence to the Paris principles is a major reason behind human rights achievements to complete the building of law and institutions.
She unveiled the launch of the committee’s new website considering the new website an important platform for communication and rapid response with World Cup fans.
The website will develop mechanisms for receiving complaints, and enhance interactive communication regarding inquiries, and observations. It also provides suggestions ensuring the application of best practices Jurist, Chairperson assured.
At his turn, the Secretary-General of NHRC, Sultan Al Jamali said that question that arises at this time is what has NHRC done for an audience coming from different cultures to FIFA World Cup Qatar.
In this vein, he added that NHRC has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC). It enhances cooperation in all aspects of human rights.
The Secretary-General concluded that NHRC has been developing its human rights tools with the development of digital knowledge to provide information to the public.
What is National Human Rights Committee?
The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) is a government-appointed human rights commission in Qatar. It was established in 2002.
The agenda of the mission is to raise awareness of human rights abuses, monitor human rights abuses, and empower individuals.
This goal is achieved by contributing to research programs related to human rights, conducting studies, and providing recommendations to legislative bodies. It also advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities.