NHRC chief reviews rights violations with top UN official
September 14 2017 11:02 PM
NHRC Chairman Dr Ali bin Samikh al-Marri with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad bin al-Hussein in Geneva.


National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Chairman Dr Ali bin Samikh al-Marri on Thursday met UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad bin al-Hussein.
The meeting reviewed the violations of the blockading countries, especially those related to health, education, family reunification and practising religious rites.
Dr al-Marri informed the high commissioner about NHRC's efforts to expose these violations in line with its powers, in addition to seeking redress at relevant regional and international organisations.
The NHRC chief called for efforts to seek redressal for these violations that the Qatari people, residents of the Gulf region and peoples from other nationalities have been subjected to.
He presented the latest statistics on violations based on the complaints the committee has received from the affected parties. During the meeting, Dr al-Marri stressed that NHRC will spare no efforts to fight the unjust practices and in seeking the restoration of their documented rights in the reports of the committee.
He noted that since the beginning of the Gulf crisis, the committee has not and will not step off its humanitarian goals besides exposing the violations of the siege countries on all international platforms.
Dr al-Marri handed the high commissioner the latest reports and statistics of the committee through the 100 days of the siege on the State of Qatar. The NHRC chairman reaffirmed the strategic partnership between the committee and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), noting that this partnership will continue until the joint objectives of both sides are met by organising regional and international conferences on humanitarian issues that concern the region.
Furthermore, Dr al-Marri met the UK permanent representative to the United Nations and offered a detailed explanation on the latest developments of the siege and its repercussions on human rights conditions in the Gulf region.

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