Posted on July 28, 2018

Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue has underlined that the Qatari legislations guarantee the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in many provisions of the permanent constitution of the State and  various laws, 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. Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Nuaimi said that the efforts of the State of Qatar to protect religious freedoms are clear and well known through its enactment of laws and legislation to protect them, reported QNA. 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. Al-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  the Qatari national legislations reflect the fundamental truth of human rights and guarantee freedom of religion and anti-apartheid.

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 and women’s rights, religious freedom, combating extremism and terrorism, religious freedom and economic prosperity, addressing the legal challenges of religious freedom, advocating equal rights for all, preserving cultural heritage 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, and governments, civil society organizations and institutions also expressed their moral role in promoting religious freedom and promoting diversity. The conference was attended by interested participants from more than 80 countries around the world, with a clear record of the progress of religious freedom, committed to promoting Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, or countries recently taking meaningful steps to start doing so.

source: The Peninsula