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

In Focus

The OIC-IPHRC Commission, in collaboration with the Government of Republic of Turkey, would be organizing its 5th international seminar on the subject of “Islamophobia a human rights violation and a Contemporary Manifestation of Racism” on 17-18 October 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The subject of the Seminar is in line with the priorities of the OIC and IPHRC to address the rising trend of Islamophobia in all its forms and manifestations., the two-day Seminar discussions would be attended by notable international experts on the subject, IPHRC Commission Members, representatives of the OIC Member and Observer States and their National Human Rights Institutions. for details and logistics of the Seminar

About IPHRC

The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) is an expert body with advisory capacity established by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as one of the principal organs working independently in the area of human rights.

The broad contours of an effective and independent human rights mechanism were envisaged in the OIC Ten-Year Programme of Action adopted by the 3rd Extraordinary Islamic Summit held in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia, on 7-8 December 2005...read more

Activities

IPHRC attends the proceedings of the 38th HRC

An IPHRC delegation, headed by its Chairperson Dr. Rashid Al Balushi, and consisting of Commission Members Amb. Muhammad Sulaiman Lawal, Professor Akmal Saidov and Executive Director Marghoob Butt participated in the 38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from 25-29 June 2018.

As always, the delegation took the opportunity to participate and convey its views on discussions under different agenda items. Specific statements were made during interactive dialogues with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar...Read More


OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission concludes its 13th Regular Session held in Jeddah from 15-19 April 2018

Jeddah 19 April 2018: The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) held its 13th Regular Session in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from 15-19 April 2018. The traditional thematic debate of the Session was held on 17 April 2018 on the subject of ‘Revisiting the OIC Covenant on the Rights of Child in Islam to Reinforce the Rights of Children in Member States’. An outcome document on the subject was also adopted by the Commission and is issued separately.

Besides Commission Members, the Session was attended by Dr. Abdallah Mosa Altayer, Chief Advisor to the OIC Secretary General, Dr. Abdulsalam Abaddi, Secretary of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy-IIFA, senior officials of the OIC General Secretariat and relevant international human rights experts on the subject...Read More


IPHRC attends the proceedings of the 37th HRC

As part of its regular activities to participate in the meetings of the relevant regional and international human rights mechanisms, a delegation of IPHRC consisting of Commission Members Amb. Mustafa Alaei, Mr. Alhoussein Thiam and Mr. Tahar Hamdi attended the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from 12-16 March 2018.

IPHRC delegation took the opportunity to convey its views during the interactive dialogues with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar and Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar; Special Rapporteur on Minorities as well as the debate on Racism and Racial Discrimination...Read More


Report of the OIC-IPHRC Fact Finding Visit to Rohingya Refugees Camps in Bangladesh to Assess Human Rights Situation of Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar 2-6 January 2018.

Since 2014, IPHRC endeavoured to gain direct access to the Rohingya communities in Rakhine State to investigate the human rights situation on the ground, however, due to non-cooperation of the Myanmar government, repeated requests to visit Rakhine State could not materialise.

The substantive research for this report was carried out between October- December 2017, which included extensive review of legislation, available reports and historical records, academic literature, as well as review of photographs, videos and other documentation.

This was followed by a fact-finding mission to Rohingya refugees’ camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh from 2-6 January 2018 where the delegation interacted with the refugees, civil society, Media and government functionaries to obtain first-hand information about the state of human rights in Myanmar...Read More


OIC-IPHRC 12th Session Outcome Document of thematic debate on “Importance of Cultural Diversity in the promotion and protection of human rights”

Jeddah 23 November 2017: The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) held a thematic debate on ‘Importance of Cultural Diversity in the promotion and protection of human rights’ during its 12th Regular Session on 21 November 2017.

IPHRC Chairperson Mr. Med S. K. Kaggwa and Amb. Samir Bakr, representing the OIC Secretary General inaugurated the debate, which was also attended by the Commission Members, OIC Members States and their National Human Rights Institutions, experts in the field of human rights and representatives of media.

Based on the comprehensive discussion, the Commission adopted the following:... Read More


OIC-IPHRC 4th International Seminar On “Role of Media in Combatting Hate Speech” - Rabat, 23-24 October 2017

OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC), in partnership with the State Ministry of Human Rights in Morocco, and in collaboration with Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) held its Annual Seminar on the subject of “Role of Media in Combatting Hate Speech” in Rabat on 23-24 October 2017.

Besides Commission Members, the event brought together experts from organizations such as the UNESCO, ISESCO, OHCHR as well as from OIC Member and Observer States including their NHRIs... Read More


OIC-IPHRC concludes its 11th Regular Session held in Jeddah from 07-11 May 2017

The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) held its 11th Regular Session in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from 07-11 May 2017.

Besides Commission Members, the Session was attended by H.E. Dr. Zuhtu Arsalan, President of the Constitutional Court of Republic of Turkey, representatives of the OIC Secretary General, International Islamic Fiqh Academy and relevant international human rights experts from UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force and Jordanian National Centre for Human Rights.

Representatives of OIC Member and Observer States, their National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and media also attended and actively participated in the open proceedings of the Session...Read More


Calander of Activities

  • 17-18 October, IPHRC International Seminar.
  • 18-22 November, Visit to palestine.
  • 2-6 December, IPHRC 14th Regular Session.