The Office of Human Rights was established in 2003 by the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ decision No. 16 of 2003 on the establishment of the Office of Human Rights affairs.
The State of Qatar has adopted several legislative measures in relation to the protection and strengthening of human rights. It issued the law No.12 for the year 2015, which granted the national committee of human rights autonomy and immunity and legal guarantees to its members in order to empower when doing the committee's tasks for which the law guaranteed total freedom and transparency. Furthermore, the State of Qatar is currently engaged in preparing the national plan for human rights, in accordance with the cabinet resolution issued in 2014.
The State of Qatar strongly believes that the protection of human rights constitutes as a strategic option, and it’s the basic factor for economic, social, cultural and environmental transformations of the State of Qatar. This belief is reflected in the 2030 National Vision, that focuses on the main issues of human rights in education, healthcare, environment, labor rights, women empowerment and rights of children.
The State of Qatar is a member of the Human Rights Council, and it has an active role in strengthening the task of the Council which stipulates achieving respect for all the principles of Human Rights and the basic rights without discrimination, as well as addressing effectively the human rights violations perpetrated in all parts of the world.
The State of Qatar highly appreciates the contributions of the migrant workers and their role in development. Therefore, there is no doubt in Qatar's continuous commitment to amending and implementing the laws related to the rights of migrant workers.
The State of Qatar confirms its total support and cooperation with the international and regional mechanisms catering for strengthening and the protecting human rights.