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 participates in a meeting of the Panel of Eminent Persons on Combating Discrimination and Intolerance against Muslims

The Commission represented by Amb. Wael Attiya, participated in the meeting of the Panel of Eminent Persons on Combating Discrimination and Intolerance against Muslims (mandated by CFM Resolution No 41/39-P), held at IRCICA premises in Istanbul, on 7- 8 January 2013. During this meeting the Commission expressed its views on the importance of addressing this menace through a systematic approach which brings to fore the collective force of international conscience against this practice.

IPHRC Participates in the 2nd Expert Meeting on Implementation of HRC Res. 16/18

On 12-14 December 2012, Mr. Mohammed Timbo participated and represented the Commission, in the 2nd International Expert Meeting on the Follow-up of Implementation of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) Resolution 16/18 on “Combating Intolerance, Discrimination, Incitement to Violence and Violence on the basis of Religion or Belief”, held in London, Wilton Park, within the framework of the “Istanbul Process”. The Commission expressed its support for a continued dialogue under the Istanbul Process and contributed to the ongoing debate on the subject.

IPHRC undertakes a consultation visit to New York and Washington D.C.

On 10-14 December 2012, seven Commission Members, including Dr. Ruhaini Dzuhayatin (Chairperson), Amb. Ousman Diao Balde, Amb. Mohammed Kawu Ibrahim, Mr. Mohammed Lamin Timbo, Mr. Mohammed Raissouni, Amb. Ilham Ibrahim Ahmed and Ms. Asila Wardak participated in a weeklong consultation visit in New York. The visit included meetings with various officials of the United Nations, including Mr. Jehangir A. Khan, Deputy Director, Department of Political Affairs, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Violence against Children, Kate Gilmore, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other high officials from UNICEF, OHCHR, UNDP and UN OCHA. The program included a day long visit to Washington D.C., where Members of the Commission met with representatives from United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the NGO Freedom House Panel.

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