20 Feb. 2017
Two days long conference on ‘Human Rights Approach to Conflict Situations in the Arab Region’ inaugurated this morning in Doha by Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser AlThani, Prime Minister & Interior Minister of State of Qatar.
In addition to representation by several governments around the globe, over 320 human right bodies and related institutions from world-wide are participating in the conference organised by National Human Rights Committee Qatar (NHRC) in collaboration with UNHRC and regional human right bodies. World bodies meeting in Qatar to look into mechanism how human rights bodies may play their role in solutions in Conflict situation in the Arab region.
Among Key note speakers included Dr. Ali Bin Samikh Al-Marri, Chairman QNHRC, Qatar Kate Gilmore, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mohammed Bin Ali Koman, Secretary General of General Secretariat of the Arab Interior Ministers Council, Al-Taleb Baccouche, Secretary General of Arab Maghred Union, Adel Abdulrahman Al Asoomi, Deputy Chair of Arab Parliament, Issa Bin Said al-Kasyyumi, Chairman of Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions.
A signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding between the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar and the Arab Parliament was also held on the occasion. Dr. Al Marri talking to media on the occasion said that main purpose of the conference is to look into the means and ways how human rights bodies can play their role in solving situations of conflicts and violence in Arab region.
Talking about signing of MOU, NHRC Qatar Chairman told that it is in order to promote human rights activities in the Arab region.
Various panel discussions and inter-active debates will take place in two long conference covering topics including ‘Respecting Human Rights as a preventive approach’, ‘Human Rights Responsive, Approach in conflict situations’, ‘Human Rights in Conflict Resolution’, ‘Protection of women, children and minorities in conflict situation’, ‘Int’l mechanism for the protection of minorities rights’, ‘How to protect the right to education in armed conflict’, ‘Avoiding the use of schools for military purposes and the safe schools declaration’, ‘Human Rights approach to transitional justice’, ‘Humanitarian aid in conflict affected areas in the Arab Region’, ‘ ‘Humanitarian appeals : success & Lessons learned’, etc.