Shura Council Participates in International Parliamentary Conference to Support Victims of Terrorism

07 June 2022

The Shura Council participated, Tuesday, in the High-Level Conference on Parliamentary Support to Victims of Terrorism hosted by the Italian Chamber of Deputies over two days. It was organized by the United Nations Office on Parliamentary Engagement in Preventing and Countering Terrorism (based in Doha) in partnership with the Shura Council and a number of parliamentary unions.

Their Excellencies Members of the Shura Council Saad bin Ahmed Al Misned and Abdullah bin Nasser Al Subaei represented the Shura Council in the conference.

In his speech at the opening session of the conference, HE Al Subaei stressed the importance of the topic of the conference in view of the danger of terrorism and its negative repercussions on humanity and on international peace and security, as well as the multifaceted impact it has on its victims whether physically, socially or psychologically. He pointed to the need to intensify the efforts of the international community and strengthen its solidarity to combat terrorism and violent extremism and work to bring terrorists to justice so that they can be punished, in addition to taking all the necessary measures to protect and support victims of terrorism, and work to enact national and international laws in order to achieve this.

In his speech, he praised the great work of the United Nations in this field, through the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, pointing to the important role of parliamentarians in coordinating among themselves to enhance and strengthen efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism.

In this context, His Excellency praised the tireless efforts of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office and United Nations Office on Parliamentary Engagement in Preventing and Countering-Terrorism (based in Doha), which receives all support from the Shura Council and the Government of Qatar for all its initiatives.

The conference addresses, within its sessions, several axes including: the role of parliamentarians in ensuring a response to address large-scale displacement; violations of the right to live, shelter, education, health care and freedom for victims of terrorism; in addition to the role of civil society groups and organizations in supporting national and parliamentary efforts to support victims of terrorism and ensure access to justice.