His Excellency Dr Ali bin Saeed bin Smaikh Al Marri

Minister of Labour

Biography

His Excellency Dr Ali bin Saeed bin Smaikh Al Marri was appointed Minister of Labour in October 2021.

Career

His Excellency previously served as the President of the National Human Rights Committee of the State of Qatar, beginning in 2009. He was also the Acting Chairperson and the Secretary General of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institution (GANHRI) and the President of the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions.

His Excellency was elected Chairman of the Permanent Arab Commission for Human Rights at the Arab League in 2012 and Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Forum for National Human Rights Institutions from 2013 – 2015. His Excellency previously chaired the Sub-Committee on Accreditation from 2012-2015, which specialises in reviewing and accrediting national human rights institutions in compliance with the Paris Principles.

His Excellency has worked on various flagship initiatives, including establishing the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions and the Asia-Pacific Forum for National Human Rights Institutions.

Education

His Excellency holds a PhD of Philosophy in Political Science, a master of Political Science and a bachelor of Political Science.

Responsibilities

His Excellency the Minister of Labour has overall responsibility for all Ministry of Labour issues, including:

  • Proposing and executing public policies, regulations and systems concerning the workforce
  • Overseeing recruitment policies and Qatarization (nationalisation) of jobs
  • Implementing the labour law
  • Protecting migrant workers socially and legally