21 May 2017
Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation(QF), today attended a lecture at QF entitled ‘Human Rights in Qatar – Prospects and Challenges’ presented by Dr. Ali Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC).
The talk was also attended by a number of senior leaders from Qatar Foundation. During the lecture, Dr. Al Marri explained how the topic of human rights has become a strategic objective of Qatar, and constitutes one of the main pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030). He said that the human rights journey in Qatar has displayed many positive signs, showcasing the importance the state places on it, across the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural fields, and that this has, in turn, resulted in many tangible achievements at legislative, executive, and institutional levels.
Dr. Al Marri said: “It is important to remember sustainable development cannot be achieved without human rights. The Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar issued in 2004 may be one of the most important achievements in the modern history of Qatar. It includes basic principles that demonstrate Qatar has given special priority to human rights. It also showcases that our country has adopted a democratic stance; that the local community is built on justice, charity, freedom, and morality, andit stresses that the state strives to ensure security, stability, and equality for all of its citizens.”
Dr. Al Marri summarized by saying: “The wise leadership of Qatar provides unlimited support to the National Committee for Human Rights. However, while there has been tremendous progress within the concept of human rights, there are still some challenges that need to be addressed and, in turn, overcome. And this view is in line with the guidance of our country’s leadership to better all aspects of human rights, towards achieving success regionally and internationally.”