H.E. Maryam bint Abdullah Al-Attiyah

National Human Rights Committee

Maryam was born on 1 July 1975. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Education – Qatar University, 2000.  

Maryam started working in the National Committee for Human Rights (NHRC) since its inception, and then she has moved up the career ladder in series of various positions and job roles. In 2004, she started as a social researcher in the NHRC. Afterwards, she was appointed as the Director of the Relations and Media Unit, and then the Director of the Programs and Education Department. After six years of experience and achievements in activating the NHRC’s programs aiming to spread a human rights culture, educate the community about human rights and raise awareness among members of society, she was appointed as the Secretary-General of the National Human Rights Committee on October 7, 2009.  

As such achievements unfold, and thanks to her executive supervision of the work of the committee, she was selected as a member of the National Human Rights Committee since 2015.  

On 27 October 2021, Her Excellency Maryam bint Abdullah Al-Attiyah was elected Chairperson of the National Human Rights Committee.  


Current Positions:  

– Chairperson of the National Human Rights Committee 

– President of The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) 

– Chairperson of the Higher Committee for the Deaf  

– Member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions