Under the patronage of HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) will host the first international conference on security and human rights in the Arab region on 5 and 6 November 2014.

For the first time in the region, Arab interior ministries, national human rights institutions (NHRIs), human rights organisations and non-governmental human rights organisations will meet together to discuss issues of security, human rights and constraints in the march of human rights and to review Arab and international experiences in the field of security and human rights in addition to the most important conventions and codes related to the work of security agencies and human rights organisations.

More than 300 representatives from regional and international human rights organisations as well as European, African and American courts of human rights will take part in the international conference including representatives of the International Criminal Court (ICC), United Nations agencies, Interpol, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Naif University for Security Sciences and the United Nations Office for drugs and Crime as well as the United Nations Inter-regional Crime and Justice Research Institute.

According to Qatar News Agency (QNA), NHRC Chairman Dr Ali bin Smeikh Al Marri lauded the support and efforts being made by the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani for the success of the conference. According to Al Marri, the conference is the only one of its kind, to be organised by NHRC and hosted by the State of Qatar, pointing out that the Qatari government under the wise leadership of HH, The Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has extended its rapid response to support and upgrade humanity dignity.

On the sidelines of the preparatory committee meeting, Al Marri met with Secretary General of the Arab Interior Ministers Council Dr Mohammed bin Ali Kuman. Both sides discussed the latest developments and arrangements for the international conference on the challenges of security and human rights in the Arab region.