International and Regional Human Rights Conventions


The state of Qatar is committed to the following International and Regional agreements on human rights

First: Elimination of Discrimination

  • Convention on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (1976).
  • Convention on Racial Discrimination Act (1975).
  • Convention on Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Sports Games (1987).

Second: Child and Woman Rights

  • Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1995
  • Optional protocol to the Convention on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (2001).
  • Optional protocol to the Agreement on involvement of children in armed conflict (2002).
  • Convention on the elimination of the worst forms of child labor and immediate procedures to eliminate child labor (2001).
  • Convention on the Minimum age of employment (2005).
  • Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against women (CEDAW) (2009).
  • Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo protocol) (2009).

Third: the right to Physical Safety

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (2001).

Fourth: Workers’ Rights

  • Convention against work and employment discrimination in 1976.
  • Convention on Abolition of Forced Labor (2007).
  • Convention on the forced labor (1998).

Fifth: Rights of persons with disabilities

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2008).

Sixth: the Human Right to the administration of justice

The UN Convention against Corruption (2008).

Seventh: other conventions

  • The International Conventions for the Protection of Natural and Cultural Global Heritage (1972).
  • Arab Conventions on Intellectual Rights (1986).
  • Arab Charter for Human Rights (2009).
  • UN Convention against Organized Multinational Crime (2008).