Graphic: Two men walking to prayers
2005 (10th Annual Meeting)
Following the approval of a draft law submitted by the Council of Ministers, the Emir of the State of Qatar issued Decree law No 38 of 2002 on 11 November 2002 which established the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar.
The Committee is a legal entity with an independent budget.
Role and functions
The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar has a wide mandate to protect and promote human rights.
Article 2 of the Decree sets out the Committee's mandate, which gives it responsibility to:
- Achieve the objectives embodied in international conventions and treaties on human rights to which Qatar is a party
- Advise concerned bodies in the state on matters related to human rights and freedoms
- Investigate violations of human rights and freedoms, if any, and suggests suitable means to deal with such violations and avoid their occurrence
- Monitor records and reports by international organisations and NGOs on the human rights situation in the State, and coordinate with concerned bodies to address them
- Take part in the preparation of reports submitted by the state on human rights and freedoms
- Cooperate with international and regional organisations concerned with human rights and freedoms
- Raise awareness and enrich education on human rights and freedoms.
Dr. Ali Ben Smaikh Al-Merry
Dr. Yusof Obaidan
Dr. Aisha Bint Yusof Al-Mannai
Dr. Hamdah Ben Hassan Al-Sulaiti
SH Khalid Ben Jassem Al-Thani
Dr. Mohd. Ben Ghanim Al-Ali
Ms. Nur Bint Abdallah Al-Malki
Dr. Nura Bint Khalifa Turky Al-Subai
Issa Ben Rashid Mohd Al-Kaabi
Lt. Colonel, Abdallah Ben Seqr El-Mhenadi
Salim Ben Rashid Al-Mraiki
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