Qatar, Presentation - Asia Pacific Forum

Qatar National Human Rights Committee
Report on the Committee Activities
07/2009 to 07/2010
QNHRC in brief
Established in 2002 to be a legal institution aiming at
human Rights protection and enhancement to every
individual under the legal commitment of the State of
QNHRC challenges and opportunities
1- Workers Rights
2- Women Rights
3- Improvement of Qatar human rights society culture
Workers’ rights
Act NO./4/ 2009
- the Guarantor system (kafalah)
- time for the employee to settle affairs
- exceptions to sponsorship.
- combating human trafficking
Workers’ rights
Activities for workers rights protection:
- Issuances
- Courses
- Visits
Women rights
- full support by the political leadership in Qatar
- activities of the "Supreme Council on Family Affairs"
- The appointment of the first Qatari female judge
- distinction practices against women in workplaces
- violence against female domestic workers
Women rights
QNHRC Activities to enhance women rights:
- Hosting the Fifth Arab-European Dialogue Forum on
Human Rights n March 2010
- The meeting of Arab-European Dialogue on Human
Rights (May 2010)
- training courses on the provisions of the agreement of
elimination of all forms of distinction against women
Improvement of Qatar human rights
society culture
- Establishing programs for educating students at the Qatari
schools with the principles of human rights
- launching a media campaign for spreading awareness of
the principles of human rights among families
- publication and distribution of a book on the human rights
international conventions ratified by the state of Qatar