Imams given human rights training in Qatar

Imams or prayer leaders in Qatar are undergoing training to boost their knowledge on human rights.

Updated: Jun 23, 2011, 15:40 PM IST

Dubai: Imams or prayer leaders in Qatar are undergoing training on human rights to boost their knowledge about the topic, a news report said.

"The four-day courses, organised by the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) and the Endowment and Islamic Affairs Ministry, deal with human rights terms, introduction to the International Human Law, the International Human Rights Declaration," Mohammad Abdullah Al Maadid, head of NHRC programmes and education, told `The Peninsula` daily.

Thirty-three imams have already been given insights into international conventions on legal, civil, political, cultural and socio-economic human rights, he said.
Topics such as international human rights conventions, the national mechanism for its protection, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and workforce rights are also being touched.