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Qatar Calls Siege Countries to Sit to Negotiating Table to End Human Rights Violations

The State of Qatar called on the siege countries to sit to the negotiating table to end the human rights violations committed in the context of the Gulf crisis, which have affected a large number of individuals and families. This came in the Statement of Qatar, delivered by HE Permanent Representative of the State Qatar to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri, during the general debate on the oral update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights under Item (2) of the Human Rights Council's 39th Session. HE Qatar's Permanent Representative to UN Office in Geneva stated: "We concur with the High Commissioner's statement that political differences may divide some of the countries, but upholding human rights is in the interest of every State. In this context, we call on siege countries to sit to the negotiating table to end the human rights violations committed in the context of the Gulf crisis, which have affected a large number of individuals and families".

Qatar Reiterates Commitment to Mediation to Settle Conflicts by Peaceful Means

The State of Qatar reiterated its commitment to mediation to settle conflicts and disputes by peaceful means, affirming that its interest in mediation lies at the heart of the priority it attaches to the maintenance of peace and security and the peaceful settlement of disputes. The State of Qatar also underlined its keenness on enhancing and supporting the sustainability of peace, as it contributed to the preparation for the UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in April.

H.H The Amir send condolences to Indonesian president

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani sent cable of condolences to Indonesia president Joko Widodo on the victims of the earthquake that hit Lombok island in western Indonesia,wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

The State of Qatar informs UN Security Council and UN Secretary-General of ICJ's decision Approving Provisional Measures Against UAE

The State of Qatar informed the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General of the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) decision in favor of Qatar to take provisional measures against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the case related to discrimination against Qatari citizens. This came in a message from Qatars Permanent Representative to the United Nations, HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani to HE the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and HE Security Council President for this month Olof Skoog. HE the ambassador referenced the State of Qatar's previous messages that highlighted the implications of the blockade and the illegal and discriminatory measures taken against The State of Qatar since June 5 of 2017. The message also highlighted that the ICJ issued a binding ruling to accept Qatar's request of taking provisional measures against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the latter took discriminatory measures against Qatari citizens in violation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

Qatar Hails ICJ Decision on Interim Measures Against UAE

The State of Qatar has hailed the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to approve the State of Qatar's request for interim measures against the UAE in the case of discriminatory treatment against Qatari nationals, which obliged the UAE to ensure the reunification of families separated by the measures taken by the UAE and to give Qatari students affected by these measures the opportunity to complete their studies in the UAE or obtain their educational records as well as access of Qatari nationals affected by such measures to courts and judicial bodies in the UAE. This came in a statement delivered by the Acting Charge d'affaires of the Permanent Mission of State of Qatar to the United Nations, Abdulrahman Yacoub Al Hammadi, before the UN Security Council session on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, where he welcomed the ICJ decision on July 23, 2018.