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QNL lecture explores relationship between cultural heritage and human rights

QNL lecture explores relationship between cultural heritage and human rights

Qatar National Library’s ( QNL) first anniversary lecture on Tuesday discussed the crucial relationship between cultural heritage and human rights as its main subject.

Doha meet on combating impunity begins on Sunday

Doha meet on combating impunity begins on Sunday

Under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, the International Conference on "National, Regional and International Mechanisms to Combat Impunity and Ensure Accountability under International Law" ...

Human rights in Hong Kong 'deteriorating severely': Amnesty

Human rights in Hong Kong 'deteriorating severely': Amnesty

Hong Kong's human rights have "deteriorated severely" over the past year, with free speech under attack, Amnesty International said Tuesday, the latest report to criticise the city's government for restricting liberties.

Qatar spares no effort to empower women

Qatar spares no effort to empower women

HE the Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Faisal bin Abdullah al-Henzab has reaffirmed Qatar's keenness on empowering women ...

Burundi forces United Nations to shut human rights office: UN

Burundi forces United Nations to shut human rights office: UN

Burundi has forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.

Qatar reiterates condemnation of Saudi Arabia's unilateral 'terror lists'

Qatar reiterates condemnation of Saudi Arabia's unilateral 'terror lists'

Qatar has reiterated the condemnation of the "terrorism lists" issued unilaterally by Saudi Arabia under false pretenses, saying that the practice violates international law and United Nations Charter.

European Parliament hears testimonies of blockade victims' suffering

European Parliament hears testimonies of blockade victims' suffering

The European Parliament on Tuesday heard, for the first time, "horrific testimonies" by two of the victims of the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar and three others who have also been victims of violations of human rights by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.

European rights chief queries Italy over new asylum rules

European rights chief queries Italy over new asylum rules

Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic has asked Italy to clarify how it will protect the rights of people affected by controversial new asylum rules.

Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's Afrin: monitor

Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's Afrin: monitor

A car bomb killed at least eight people including four civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based war monitor said.

GCC summit has to address rights violations caused by siege: NHRC

GCC summit has to address rights violations caused by siege: NHRC

The Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) HE Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri has met with officials of the Austrian Ombudsman Council, a national human rights institution in Austria.

ILO, FIFA laud Qatar's human rights, labour reforms

ILO, FIFA laud Qatar's human rights, labour reforms

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and FIFA hailed the reforms adopted by Qatar to protect human rights and expatriate workers.

France's ban on full-body Islamic veil violates human rights - UN rights panel

France's ban on full-body Islamic veil violates human rights - UN rights panel

The UN Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France's ban on the niqab, the full-body Islamic veil, was a violation of human rights and called on it to review the legislation.