3rd April 2017
Mrs. Maryam Bint Abdullah Al-Attiyah, Secretary-General of the National Commission for Human Rights stressed the need to consolidate the foundations of security and stability for the integrity of systems and the establishment of the economy, pointing out that security is the first priority of the individual and the supreme interest of the State.
This came during a training workshop on “Human Rights in Policing from the Perspective of International Covenants and National Legislation” organized by the National Human Rights Committee at its headquarters in cooperation with the Police College, Research and Studies Department and Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Interior.
“There is a clear need to emphasize that the role of the police, which is to implement the law, which is not inconsistent with the application of the principles of preserving the dignity and freedom of the citizen, in addition to the fact that security work occupies a large place at the heart of the scope,” Al-Attiyah said in her speech. widespread human rights discourse and considered by the concerned organizations.
Under the rule of law in States and awareness-raising among members of the people of their rights, police officers were seen as the custodians of the people, organizers of rights and freedoms, under the umbrella of the law which determined the rights and powers of the people and their rights and their limitations and obligations.
The National Human Rights Committee and the Qatar Police College have been keen to conclude a memorandum of understanding with each other in the framework of their efforts to promote and protect human rights and to spread culture and awareness of human rights and freedoms, especially to the employees of the Ministry of Interior.
At the same time, it affirmed that human rights and fundamental freedoms have become one of the most important issues at the international, regional and national levels, pointing to the growing awareness among peoples of the inherent values of human rights and their recognition of their role in imposing respect for human dignity and protecting them from any aggression or practices.
The growing conviction of the peoples that restrictions on individual and collective freedoms, restrictions on intellectual potentials, human creativity, violations of their natural rights and the undermining of their human dignity constitute the main obstacle to economic growth and social progress And the development of civilization.
Al-Attiyah said: “The defense of human rights and freedoms, and work hard to promote and protect them is for the noblest goals and from this point comes the organization of this workshop.
The importance of the workshop comes because it deals with many human rights issues of concern to the police officer and has assigned him to exercise his security functions within the framework of respect for the law, especially with regard to the human rights and fundamental freedoms, the relevant international and regional conventions and their applications in the field of police work, To ensure that the role of the police in protecting order, public security and the implementation of the law does not conflict with the application of the principles of preserving the dignity and fundamental freedoms of citizens.
This represents a symbolic value and a form of recognition of the noble nobility. Message that oversees the police, and the establishment of science ethics, on solid foundations stemming from the love of home and belonging to the soil.
Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mahna, Director of the Police College said that the importance of organizing this workshop comes from the general policy of the State and the directives of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani. Is a key pillar in ensuring security and stability, preventing the dangers of crime, safeguarding the rights and freedoms, protecting the ethical values inherited by generations and improving the security system, as well as supporting the frameworks of social partnership and sustainable development and achieving progress and stability in the State of Qatar.
“Human rights are the essence of the integration and continuity of civilizations and cultures throughout history. They are universal and interdependent rights of all humankind. Respect for them is the duty of all, and their protection is an inherent obligation of the state. Pointing out that the culture of human rights entrenched the individual’s sense of dignity and equality, and promote political participation, and develop the human personality and the sense of citizenship in its full form. Without considerations of religious, ethnic, ideological, political or other.
Al-Mahna explained that the workshop includes six working papers aimed at providing officers with more concepts and principles of human rights and the standards of protection contained in international conventions and national legislation to ensure respect and non-infringement and enhance the spirit of cooperation with citizens and residents in combating crime. desired between the requirements of the common good and social order on the one hand and human rights on the other.
The first session was chaired by Brig. Gen. Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mahna Al-Marri. The first topic was presented by Dr. Abdul Samad Sukkar from the Police College on “International standards for the protection of human rights in policing”. The second axis was presented by Dr. Ghannam Mohamed Ghannam of Qatar University on the second axis: the guarantees of protection of human rights during the control and investigation stages in the Qatari legislation. The third theme on “Protecting Human Rights in Places of Detention and Punitive and Correctional Institutions” was presented by Dr. Mohamed Saif Al-Kuwari, a member of the National Committee for Human Rights.
Dr. Abdulaziz AlMoghaisab, member of the National Commission for Human Rights chaired the second session of the workshop and dealt with the first axis, “the limits of the use of force and weapons in the field of security work in the light of international conventions and national legislation.” Presented by Mr. Mohammed Oweidah Al-Hajri from the Police College, while Mr. Mansour Ahmed Al-Saadi, Executive Director of the Center for Protection and Social Rehabilitation (AMAN), presented the second theme on ”