Qatar human rights panel wins ‘A Status’

DOHA: Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), has been conferred ‘A Status’ by world human rights institutions’ accreditation agency.

This is the second time that Geneva-based International Coordinating Committee for Human Rights Institutions (ICC) has awarded ‘A Status’ to the NHRC.

The award, for a period of five years, will be valid until the end of 2020, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported yesterday.

ICC, a non-United Nations body, is a global network of national human rights institutions (NHRIs).

The ICC’s job is to protect and promote human rights and monitor individual human rights committees of nations and coordinate their relationship with the UN human rights system.