Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Protecting and Promoting Human rights in the Muslim World and Beyond

Conferences & Meetings

IPHRC attends the proceedings of the 26th HRC

As part of its outreach activities and coordination with relevant UN human rights mechanisms. The Commission, represented by Commission members Mr. Med Kaggwa and Mr. Adel Issa Al-Mahry, attended the first week’s proceedings of the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, in Geneva, from 10 – 13 June, 2014. IPHRC Delegation took this opportunity to engage with the council and deliver statements during the interactive dialogues with both the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women. The Commission also met with a number of stakeholders, including officials from OHCHR, Dr. Wakar Uddin, Director General of the Arakan Rohingya Union (ARU), the EU Delegation as well as the OIC Ambassadorial Group with which they had detailed discussion on issues of mutual concern, particularly the situations in Central Africa and in Myanmar.

IPHRC attends the proceedings of the 25th HRC

As part of its outreach activities and coordination with relevant UN human rights mechanisms. The Commission, represented by its Chairperson, Amb. Mohammed Kawu Ibrahim and Vice- Chairperson, Amb. AbdulWahab, attended the second week’s proceedings of the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, in Geneva, from 10 – 14 March, 2014. IPHRC delegation used the opportunity to benefit from a number of presentations and discussions in the Council on various human rights issues as well as made intervention during interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and delivered a general statement under agenda item 3 covering civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. Commission members also attended various panels and events on the sidelines of the Council session on issues of interest. Amb. AbdulWahab represented the Commission as one of the panelists in the side event on “The Role of Civil Society in Combating Religious Intolerance”. IPHRC delegation also met with the OIC Ambassadorial Group in Geneva and discussed issues of common interest as well as possible ways to strengthen mutual cooperation.

IPHRC participates in a workshop by the UN WG on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice of the HRC

The Commission, represented by Amb. Ilham Ibrahim Ahmed, participated in a Workshop convened by the United Nations Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice of the HRC, held in Geneva, on October 1st 2013. During the workshop, which gathered representatives from various regional human rights mechanisms dealing with the issue of women’s rights, the Commission offered a comprehensive view of OIC’s activities and involvement in the area of promoting women’s rights as well as on IPHRC’s planned approach in this regard. The prospects of interaction between IPHRC and other regional and international, including the CEDAW Committee were also discussed.

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