13th UN Congress on crime prevention and criminal justice opens in Doha
Under the auspices and in the presence of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was opened at Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha yesterday.
During the opening ceremony, HE the Prime Minister delivered a speech in which he said that the hosting of this Congress by the State of Qatar comes out of its share of international responsibility and its recognition of the importance of achieving criminal justice and establishing national communities and a safe international society governed by the rule of law and the principles of freedom and justice.
HE warned that the duplication of the implementation of international law standards represents the major challenges faced by the crime prevention and criminal justice and constitutes a major obstacle to achieve the desired development of peoples, noting to the serious crimes and violations of international conventions of human rights committed in some areas of the world and the impunity of perpetrators of these crimes from the criminal justice because of the selective method in dealing with some of these crimes, which is reflected negatively on the credibility of human rights.
HE the Prime Minister called on the United Nations to participate in the protection and promotion of human rights for all peoples in order to achieve justice and to restore credibility to the international community through the Security Council’s commitment to implement the international legitimacy by taking all measures against the perpetrators of these crimes.