Qatar threatened to legal action against Arab states، especially the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
This came a year after the four Arab countries، Egypt، Saudi Arabia، UAE and Bahrain، decided to cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar، accusing it of aligning with non-Arab Gulf state Iran and the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen against pan-Arab interests.
The Arab Quartet also accused Qatar of supporting “extremism and terrorism. Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Chairman Dr Ali bin Smaikh al Marri has called on the international organisations to step up efforts to end the human rights violations arising out of the siege imposed on Qatar.
In a series of meetings in Geneva on Wednesday، the NHRC chief urged the international organisations to hasten their actions in this regard، threatening that Doha will take legal action against Saudi Arabia and the UAE at the UN’s Court of Justice.
The NHRC chief met United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein، the President of the special procedures، the Swiss ambassador to the United Nations and the head of the European Union Mission to the United Nations.
Marri praised the efforts of Prince Zeid in the Arab region during his tenure، saying he was neutral during the crisis.
Marri said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recognizes a general report of violations committed by the blockading countries and has called for swift actions to end it.
The NHRC chief said Qatar's move to sue the UAE is an important step for speeding up measures to end the injustice against the victims of the blockade.
He said the Saudi authorities continue to violate the right to religious practice.