Thursday, 28 March 2013

MoI seminar stresses need to protect workers’ rights


DOHA THE Ministry of Interior (MoI) marked the Arab Human Rights Day with a seminar organised by Community Policing Section of North Security Department in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) on Sunday.

The topic of the seminar was ‘Dialogue and tolerance in the framework of social responsibility of companies’.

Head of Research and Development Section at the Department of Human Rights Maj Saad Salem al Dosari, Community Policing Officer from North Security Department Capt Mubarak al Khayarin and CEOs of several companies working in RLIC attended the seminar.

Dosari said that the protection of the rights of expatriate workers was an important face of tolerance as well as a model for the coexistence of cultures, different races and religions.

“The Human Rights Department will investigate complaints received by the Ministry of Interior whether from people or the National Human Rights Committee and send the recommendations to the minister,” Dosari added.

The department, he said, collaborates with the Labour Department, Search and Follow-up Department and National Committee for Human Rights in discharging its responsibilities.

On his part, Dr Osama al Aloosi, consultant at Human Rights Department, said the protection of rights of workers was within the framework of social responsibilities of companies.

Pointing to some of the articles of constitution such as Article 30, he said that social justice is the basis of the relationship between workers and their sponsors. Article 50, he said, guarantees freedom of worship according to the law and the requirements of public systems.

The seminar also featured a discussion between the audience and the lecturers on issues related to the work of the Human Rights Department, rights of expatriate workers and protection under the law, and how to communicate with officials of the Department of Human Rights and Community Policing of North Security Department.

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