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2013-03-22
Human Rights First Welcomes U.N. Text on Religious Intolerance, Calls for More Governmental Action Human Rights First today welcomes a new text on combating religious intolerance that diplomats at the U.N. Human Rights Council adopted today. read more
2013-03-22
UN Human Rights Council maintains consensus on religious tolerance and freedom of expression resolution ARTICLE 19 and Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) welcome the new resolution on combating religious intolerance, which was adopted by consensus on 22 March 2013 at the 22nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). read more
2012-06-07
Statute of the OIC Independent Permanent Commission on Human Rights “The Independent Permanent Commission on Human Rights shall promote the civil, political, social and economic rights enshrined in the Organisation’s covenants and declarations and in universally agreed human rights instruments, in conformity with Islamic values,” read more
2012-02-28
OIC Secretary General Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu's Letter to Rabbi Arthur Schneier I am deeply gratified to receive your letter dated January 31, 2012. At a time when the first regular session of the OIC Independent and Permanent Human Rights Commission has just been concluded in Jakarta and thus an important milestone has been created in the history of my organization, it gives me great pleasure to share with you that the consensual adoption of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution no. 16/18 in March 2011 and the UN General Assembly Resolution no. 66/167 in December 2011, under the identical title of “Combating Intolerance, Negative Stereotyping and Stigmatization of, and Discrimination, Incitement to Violence and Violence Against, Persons Based on Religion or Belief”, have created a paradigm shift in the relations of the OIC and the Western countries. read more
2012-01-31
Rabbi Arthur Schneier's Letter to HE the OIC Secretary General Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu Rabbi Arthur Schenier, President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, expresses his appreciation for the OIC Secretary General's leadership, in the adoption of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution no. 16/18 in March 2011 and the UNGA Resolution no. 66/167 “Combating Intolerance, Negative Stereotyping and Stigmatization of, and Discrimination, Incitement to Violence and Violence Against, Persons Based on Religion or Belief” adopted by consensus in December 2011. read more
2012-01-16
Afghan Women Most Vulnerable, Says Rights Group The women in Afghanistan will be most hard hit once the international troops leave the region, according to Asila Wardak, who is the newly elected member of the [OIC] Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC). read more
2012-01-03
The World’s First Muslim Human Rights Commission In June 2011, 57 foreign ministers met in Kazakhstan to establish the world's first Muslim human rights commission: the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission. In January this year, the commission will hold its first session. read more