//Qatar to host regional HR event

Qatar to host regional HR event

The Peninsula / January 18 2006

DOHA: A proposal to establish an Arab league for human rights institutions in the region will be discussed, among other issues, at the second conference of Arab human rights institutions to be held in Doha on March 4.

The three-day conference is being hosted by the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) under the patronage of H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani, First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister.

Some 90 Arab and international personalities are expected to attend the conference, including Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa, Boutros Ghali, former UN secretary-general, and head of the supreme council for human rights in Egypt and Adil Abdullathif, the UNDP regional coordinator. A host of education ministers from Arab counties are also expected to attend.

The National Centre for Human Rights in Jordan would present a workpaper on the Arab league for human rights institutions. Ways to promote and spread human rights culture through education, the relation between democracy and globalisation in a human rights perspective will also be discussed.