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Arab-European Human Rights Dialogue opens in Doha.

The fifth annual meeting of the Arab-European Human Rights Dialogue opened on Monday the Qatari capital Doha, Qatar.

The three-day meeting, on the theme of women's rights aims at creating a joint strategy to meet the challenges facing National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in European and Arab states.

These challenges include fulfilling NHRI mandates to promote and protect human rights in general as well as tackling the three major themes of the Arab-European Human Rights Dialogue: counter-terrorism and human rights, access to information and migration and human rights.

The Arab European Dialogue is a process designed to foster productive discourse and interaction among National Human Rights Institutions to support the development of common understanding as well the implementation of human rights in Arab countries and Europe.

Deputy Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Charlotte Flindt Pedersen, and Mu'ayyad Mehyar, who is Programme Manager of the Arab-European Human Rights Dialogue at DIHR, also addressed the press conference along with the Commissioner General of the National Centre for Human Rights of Jordan, Muhyieddeen Touq.

The ultimate goal of the meeting is to contribute to global and regional discussions and actions on how to mainstream gender equality across the Arab world and Europe both with regard to current legislation and in practice.

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Date:Mar 8, 2010
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