NHRC takes part in UN Human Rights Council meetings in Geneva

 13 Sep 2017 - 9:02

NHRC takes part in UN Human Rights Council meetings in Geneva


Geneva: Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) took part in the meetings of the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The delegation of the National Human Rights Committee was chaired by its Chairman Dr Ali bin Sumaikh Al Marri (pictured).

The Committee’s participation in the meetings of this session comes in accordance with its classification (A) among the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs).

Dr Al Marri is scheduled to hold meetings on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council session in Geneva with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad, President of the Human Rights Council Joaquin Alexander Maza Martelli and a number of heads of committees and officials at the Commission and the United National and relevant international organizations to discuss the latest developments of the siege on the State of Qatar and its repercussions on the human rights conditions, in addition to the latest statistics of the humanitarian violations that occurred as a result of the embargo and its impacts on the citizens and residents of Qatar and citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Dr Al Marri will also discuss with UN Special Rapporteurs those violations under their respective jurisdictions.