Qatar stresses need to integrate national laws and international instruments
The State of Qatar underscored the need for integration between national laws and international instruments in the area of rule of law, stressing that the country’s leaders attach particular importance to strengthening national institutions concerned by the rule of law. rule of law, based on international rules and standards. .
Qatar also affirmed the commitment of government institutions to adhere to the rule of law and raise awareness of it in society, as it is the main factor of equality and justice for all and the promotion of good governance.
This emerges from the statement by Qatar read by the Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations, Ali Al Mansouri, during the meeting of the Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly during its 76th rule of law session.
Qatar said the international community had adopted many international charters and declarations stressing the importance of the rule of law, including the 2005 World Summit Declaration, which stressed that the rule of law was an essential element of conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution, peacebuilding and the guarantee of human rights. with protection.
The statement also highlighted that the Qatari Shura Council elections, which took place on October 2 this year, were a crucial step in the democratic process decided by the state and in enabling Qatari citizens to choose their representatives in accordance with the rule of law. .
The statement also expressed Qatar’s pride in its partnership with the international group to promote international peace and security, achieve development and respect human rights in accordance with the principles of the Charter, explaining that the State of Qatar sought to realize the principle of peaceful settlement. disputes in accordance with the Charter, to achieve and prevent peaceful solutions to disputes, and its efforts have resulted in the settlement of many conflicts, in coordination with the Security Council and United Nations organs.
The statement referred to the work of the Center for Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption in Doha, which was established in cooperation with the United Nations in 2012, to promote the rule of law and fight corruption at the level regional, by organizing seminars and training workshops for specialists from the countries of the region.
As part of supporting international anti-corruption efforts, the statement noted the establishment of the Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani International Award of Excellence, which is awarded annually to individuals and institutions from different countries around the world. , on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day, which falls on December 9.
The statement also drew attention to Qatar’s active participation in the United Nations General Assembly special session on corruption, held last June.
In conclusion, the declaration reiterated Qatar’s commitment to implement the rule of law in a manner that contributes to the achievement of the purposes and objectives of the United Nations.