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'Political Asylum Law' discussed at forum.

A session from the forum.

The Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised yesterday a forum on "The Political Asylum Law" in co-operation with the College of Law, Qatar University, at the Diplomatic Club. In his opening remarks Dr Abdulaziz bin Mohamed al-Horr, director of the Diplomatic Institute, said the forum would focus on a contemporary issue after His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani had issued the political asylum law. "The law came as a confirmation of the humanitarian role of Qatar in protecting those who seek asylum, as part of respecting human rights and being keen on preserving the liberties of people." He pointed out that the law agrees with the international laws and the humanitarian and Islamic values that protect liberties and organise the process of asylum. Dr al-Horr explained that the right to asylum is an ancient judicial concept that gives persons subject to persecution due to their political views the opportunity to express their opinions or practise their beliefs without fear. The speakers at the forum included Assmaa al-Qubaisi from the Research and Studies Department at the Diplomatic Institute; Dr Yasser Khalaylah, professor of the general international law at QU Faculty of Law, and Dr Mohannad Noah, professor of General Law at QU Faculty of Law. The discussion was moderated by Dr Sonia Malik, professor of law at QU Faculty of Law.

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Publication:Gulf Times (Doha, Qatar)
Date:Oct 28, 2018
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