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THE Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) has underlined that the Qatari legislations guarantee the protection of human rights and fundamental freedom, as well as prohibit racism or discriminatory practices.
This came during the participation of the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue represented by its Chairman Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al Nuaimi at the Conference on the Promotion of Religious Freedom organised by the US State Department from July 24 to 26.
In his speech, Dr Nuaimi said that the efforts of Qatar to protect religious freedom are clear and well known through its enactment of laws to protect them.
He pointed out in this context that the freedom of belief and worship is guaranteed, as the country has not experienced any discrimination based on religion or sex.
Dr Naimi stressed that the freedom of belief and the right to practice religious rites in national legislation are fully in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, noting that Qatari laws reflect fundamental human rights and guarantee freedom of religion and anti-apartheid.
He said that the Qatari legislation also respects all religions including, Islam, Christianity and Jewish religions, referring to a number of constitutional texts and legislation, which promote religious freedom in the country.
The conference focused on the importance of promoting religious freedom around the world and helping those in need to overcome the challenges they face in their countries, with emphasis on international commitments to promote religious freedom, and real and positive change, with emergence of tangible results, as well as the identification of concrete ways to combat religious persecution and discrimination and to ensure greater respect for the religious freedom for all.
Among the topics discussed, were religious freedom, women's rights, combating extremism and terrorism, economic prosperity and providing support and care to victims of religious violence or persecution.
Many religious figures and individuals from different countries and religions presented their religious experiences while governments and civil society organisations also expressed their moral role in promoting religious freedom and diversity.
The conference was attended by interested participants from more than 80 countries around the world.
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