Human Rights Experts Endorse NHRC’s Role for Peace in Region

Following a human rights conference in Doha, Qatar, human rights experts have expressed their support for the initiative taken by the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), established by Qatar in 2002, to encourage a dialogue about human rights challenges in the region.

On 5 March 2017, the Qatar Tribune quoted The Hague Institute senior researcher Dr. Jill Coster van Voorhout:

“I hope that such initiatives will set up a mechanism of accountability for crimes that have taken place recently and also will ensure a system of monitoring such crimes so that such violations could be prevented from happening again.”

Dr. Coster van Voorhout attended the conference in Doha to present on “Accountability for Education-Related Violations of International Law.”

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