Qatar committed to protect human rights: UN Nov 15, 2019 0 994 12345 QNADohaThe United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), which visited Qatar recently, has heaped huge praise on Qatar for its commitment to respect and protect human rights.The WGAD team praised Qatar’s invitation to the team and for assisting them during their several days of work.In its report, presented by members Elina Steinerte and Roland Adjovi at a press conference on Thursday, the UN body said Qatar by inviting the WGAD team, represents an important model for the states of the region. The Working Group has not received a similar positive response to its requests to visit many countries in the region. “The quick acceptance of the Qatari government is a tangible expression of Qatar’s commitment to respect and protect human rights and the team highly appreciates this and appreciates the cooperation it has received during the visit,” the report said. The WGAD team also described Qatar’s recent accession to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) as a major achievement, while stressing that implementation of the ICCPR is essential so far.The report praised the efforts of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), saying its establishment in 2002 was an important step in the protection of human rights. The report called on the governments to cooperate proactively, especially with regard to the implementation of its recommendations. RELATED ARTICLES Amir performs Istisqa prayer Nov 15, 2019 0 2303 Qatar pledges $63 mn to United Nations in 2020 Nov 15, 2019 0 1028 Qatar takes part in Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS meet Nov 15, 2019 0 1144 Qatar, US vow to combat terrorism QNA Washington Qatar and the US have renewed their commitment to the existing strategic partnership and the continuity of cooperation in combating terrorism in accordance with the related international resolution. .. Scattered rain likely from Saturday Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) has forecast scattered rain on Saturday and Sunday which may become thundery at times. “Another state of atmospheric instability expected to affect the country due to extension of a .. Fragile ceasefire holds in Gaza A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian group in Gaza took hold on Thursday after two days of fighting triggered by an Israeli strike on an Islamic Jihad commander, with 34 Palestinians killed in exchanges of fire. .. Qatar on track to host exceptional FIFA World Cup: QC chairman (PG 8) Satyendra Pathak Doha Qatar is working steadily towards hosting an exception version of FIFA World Cup in 2022, Qatar Chamber Chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed al Thani has said. In a statement to the ..