The UN Special Rapporteur, Alena Douhan, stressed the importance of fully implementing decisions and provisional measures decided by the competent international bodies, including:
• families that include a Qatari, separated by the measures adopted by the four states on 5 June 2017, shall be reunited;
• Qatari students affected by the measures adopted by the four states on 5 June 2017 and later are given the opportunity to complete their education in the four countries or to obtain their educational records if they wish to continue their studies elsewhere; and
• Qataris affected by the measures adopted by the Four States on 5 June 2017 and later are allowed access to tribunals and other judicial organs of the four countries without discrimination of any kind;
“In accordance with customary norms of international law, all states are obliged to guarantee that activities under their jurisdiction or control in any area, including cyber space, do not affect the rights of other states and their nationals and residents,” Alena Douhan said.
“The Special Rapporteur thus urges the Four States to guarantee that no discrimination is applied towards people living in Qatar; that sport, cultural and academic events are used to enhance co-operation and development of people without any discrimination; and that any form of incitement to hatred is addressed, discontinued and prosecuted as required by international human rights law, article 20 of the ICCPR.”