ٍSPAThe Arab Federation for Human Rights refuted allegations made by the National Human Rights Committee, in Qatar, about its alleged violation of international law by the four anti-terrorism countries, in its boycott of Qatar.
In a report on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council, which is currently being held in Geneva, the Federalism revealed the legal, practical and realistic evidence that the United Nations should review the modus operandi and professionalism of the Qatari Human Rights Committee.
The report, presented by a delegation from the Arab Federation headed by Dr. Ahmad Al-Hamli, called on United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to reassess the performance and professionalism of the Qatari Human Rights Committee, as it does not play its role in accordance with international principles relating to human rights, the federation stated.
With regard to the insistence of the Qatari committee that the quarantine boycott has an illegal blockade, the report said that the boycott is radically different from the embargo.
The boycott is a cut of the diplomatic and economic relations by a state or group of states with another country, as a sovereign right of all countries of the world to establish or sever relations diplomatic relations with any country if the latter seeks to stir up unrest and prejudice to the security and stability of the boycotting countries.
The federation stressed that this applies to the country situation which proved the international reports issued not only from the countries of the province, but from other countries, such as the United States of America, on the involvement of Qatar in the financing of terrorism and harboring terrorists in a way that threatens not only the security of its neighbors but also global security.
The report said that what refutes the allegations of the Qatari committee describing the situation as a siege is the clear instructions from the governments of the boycott countries to take into account the humanitarian situations, especially in the common families, in addition to the statement issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmad Al-Jubeir.
The report asked how a country would like to besiege Qatar as the Qatar Human Rights Committee claims, which is the same country that offers its assistance in providing humanitarian needs.
The report said that the boycott decision and its logical effects do not violate the rules of international human rights law and does not violate the four countries' contractual obligations, but rather is a natural product of the political crisis between the governments of these countries and the Qatari government, through which these countries exercised their sovereign right over their land and air in order to preserve the security and stability of their citizens and residents on their territory from any crises or events that may worsen in light of the existing political crisis or adversely affect the rights and freedoms protected under various international instruments.
The report stressed that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain have issued directives to take the necessary measures to protect, promote the rights and freedoms of such joint families, such as the provision of free telephones to receive such cases and take appropriate measures such as the establishment of committees to receive cases and the necessary coordination, without exposing any family to an error resulting in compromising their family unit.