LCPA: UAE funds, sponsors anti Qatar Conference “Qatar, Global Security & Stability Conference”
London Centre For Public Affairs (LCPA) has urged members of the UK parliament as well as members of the house of lords to work towards developing relations with Qatar, adding that the UK government must play a leading role in ending any restrictions imposed on the country.
LCPA reached out to many MPs, Lords and Baronesses and raised concerns about an upcoming event titled “The Qatar, Global Security & Stability Conference,” which claims to “seek a resolution to the regional crisis and a more stable future for Qatar.”
LCPA suggested in earlier statements that the Conference will not contribute in bringing about reconciliation between the Gulf states.
This conference comes amid political dispute between several GCC countries with Qatar which resulted in a siege.
According to Amnesty, the siege imposed on Qatar resulted in “Families ripped apart, freedom of expression suppression”. The organisation has also stated,” Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are toying with the lives of thousands of Gulf residents as part of their dispute with Qatar, splitting up families and destroying peoples’ livelihoods and education, Amnesty International said today.”
Amnesty also argued, “These drastic measures are already having a brutal effect, splitting children from parents and husbands from wives. People from across the region – not only from Qatar, but also from the states implementing these measures – risk losing jobs and having their education disrupted. All the states involved in this dispute must ensure their actions do not lead to human rights violations.”
Another senior International Organistion, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has also adopted similar position. HRW report suggests that siege resulted in, “Families Separated; Workers Stranded; Education, Medical Care Interrupted”
United Nation Human Rights Council in Geneva will feature few events tackling the siege on Qatar and how it violated International law.