Geneva, 19 March 2023
NHRC Qatar Chairman Mrs. Maryam bint Abdullah Al-Attiyah, received the Committee’s accreditation certificate for the third time in a row with a classification grade (A) from 2021 to 2025, by the Sub-Committee on Accreditation of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions.
Under the renewal of accreditation, NHRC continues to maintain its classification at the highest level that can be granted to the National Institution from 2010 until 2025, after which it is subject to re-accreditation again and a review of its compliance with the Paris Principles.
Mrs. Maryam bint Abdullah Al-Attiya in a statement said that the approval of the National Committee on rank (A) for the third time in a row is a clear indication that we are on the right path towards protecting and promoting human rights.
She noted that financial and administrative independence was a major reason for its steadfastness at the top of the classification of national human rights institutions. It was in addition to issuing of annual reports and special reports publicly announced and uploaded to the committee’s official website.
Moreover, the committee’s recommendations remain a matter of interest and discussion in the relevant government ministries.
Al-Attiyah said that all these aspects and others are the subject of important questions that must be answered by the accreditation committee with full credibility and transparency.
The fact that the institution issues reports on the human rights situation in its national environment and publishes these reports to the public is a very important and decisive matter in the classification process.
She said that receipt of the certificate comes in light of the recent adoption by the General Assembly of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions of the proposed amendments to the Statute of the Alliance with the aim of enhancing the accuracy and rigor of the accreditation process, which approved that all accredited national human rights institutions (with classification A) and classification (B) be subject to special review. Or suspending the classification of accreditation if its circumstances change in a way that may affect its continued compliance with the Paris Principles, as the national institutions classified on stage (b) were not subject to re-accreditation and references.
She noted that according to the approval of the amendments to the articles of association of the alliance, these institutions became (b) obligated by complying with the principles I have established herein or raising the level of compliance with the Paris Principles until it is escalated to Class A,
in addition, the Sub-Committee on Accreditation has been provided with the ability to recommend revoking the accreditation classification of NHRIs where they cannot continue to be considered as institutions operating in accordance with Paris Principles Pointing out that the strict amendments to the statute of the Global Alliance make its members from the national institutions in a great challenge to pain Maintain your rating.
Al-Attiyah said that We, in the National Human Rights Committee, and in accordance with the full compliance with the accreditation and classification requirements; It has become the NHRC; One of the regional and international pillars in the process of protecting and promoting human rights, thanks to the exemplary expertise and experiences that it successfully fought throughout its career.
Noting that these experiences are now considered one of the most important references adopted by many national institutions in the region to strengthen their expertise in the human and human rights field.
She said that NHRC made a great effort to reach the rating (A) for the first time in 2010, but the greatest effort was in the process of steadfastness in this classification, as steadfastness in achieving success in reaching the summit requires greater capabilities to steadfastly reach the peaks. Higher and higher.
She added: This matter puts us in front of great responsibilities and honesty to preserve this international status that NHRC has obtained, which leads us to make more efforts to make the committee a true interface that reflects the human culture enjoyed by the government and people of the State of Qatar.
Mrs. Amina Bou Ayyash, Vice-President of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, said: The receipt of the accreditation certificate by the National Human Rights Committee in the State of Qatar is a certificate proving the committee’s full compliance with international standards regulating the work of national human rights institutions, known as the Paris Principles, including financial independence And administrative, which is considered one of the most important principles for national institutions to adopt the highest classification that the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions can grant to its members.
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