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 a side- event on Women Empowerment on the sidelines of the 24th HRC Session in Geneva

The Commission, represented by its Chairperson, Dr. Siti Ruhaini Dzuhayatin, participated in a Side Event on “Women empowerment and participation to the public life”, jointly organized by the OIC and the African Union, held in Geneva, on September 19th 2013, on the sidelines of the 24th Session of the HRC. The event was inaugurated by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, who expressed her appreciation that the IPHRC has identified the rights of women as one of its priority areas of work and called upon the Commission to build upon the work done by CEDAW and other relevant Special Procedures. The IPHRC Chairperson recalled the important steps taken by the OIC starting with the adoption of the Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women and the establishment of the OIC Women’s Development Organisation in 2010 and called upon a wide range of actors, particularly States, to take all necessary measures to ensure maximum participation of women in public life.

IPHRC participates in a seminar by DIHR in Copenhagen

The Commission, represented by Amb. Mostafa Alaei, participated in a seminar on “OIC and Human Rights”, organized by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), held in Copenhagen on September 13th, 2013. Amb. Alaei offered an overview of IPHRC’s mandates and objectives according to the Commission’s statute as well as the OIC Charter and responded to participant’s queries regarding the Commission areas of interests and focus.

IPHRC Participates in the 3rd Expert Meeting on Implementation of HRC Res. 16/18

IPHRC participated in the 3rd Meeting of International Experts on the Implementation of HRC Resolution 16/18 on Combating Intolerance and Incitement to hatred on Religious grounds. The three day meeting, hosted by the OIC, was held in Geneva from on 19-21 June 2013 within the framework of the Istanbul Process launched by the OIC Secretary General and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in July 2011. It was attended by delegations from over 60 Countries, international organizations, civil society organizations and other interested guests. The Commission represented by its Chairperson, Dr. Ruhaini Dzuhayatin, and Amb. Wael Attiya, expressed support for the 16/18 approach and emphasized that dialogue needs to concentrate on common values, such as dignity, peaceful coexistence and the respect of the rights of others. They also underscored the need for the religious leaders to reinforce the work done at the international level on this subject.

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