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 13th Regular Session of IPHRC will be held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the IPHRC Headquarters from 15-19 April 2018.

As per past practice, a thematic debate will be held during the Session. The topic for the thematic debate would be Revisiting the OIC Covenant on the Rights of Child in Islam to reinforce the rights of children in Member States. Besides Commission Members, experts from different relevant international and regional organizations as well as representatives of OIC Member and Observer States including their National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) will attend the thematic debate.

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

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 1519 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


OIC-IPHRC visit to the Rohingya Refugee Camps in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh 3-5 January 2018 urged the Myanmar Government to take firm steps to immediately end the violence against its Rohingya population

The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) expressed its dismay at the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, who continue to suffer severe and institutionalized human rights violations at a mass scale.

Persecuted based on their race, religion and origin, the Rohingya minority of Myanmar represents one of the worst examples of victims of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, it added.

These comments were made at the end of a three-day fact-finding visit to Cox Bazar (Bangladesh), by the OIC-IPHRC, which was undertaken in compliance with the mandate given to it by the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) to regularly monitor and report on the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar... Read More


OIC-IPHRC concludes its 12th Regular Session held in Jeddah from 19-23 November 2017

Jeddah 23 November 2017: The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) held its 12 the Regular Session in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from 19-23 November 2017.

The traditional thematic debate of the Session was held on 22 November 2017 on the subject of ‘The Importance of cultural Diversity in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights’.

An outcome document on the subject was also adopted by the Commission and is issued separately... Read More


OIC-IPHRC 4th International Seminar On “Role of Media in Combatting Hate Speech” - Rabat - 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

  • 4-5 October, IPHRC International Seminar.
  • 18-22 November, Visit to palestine.
  • 2-6 December, IPHRC 14th Regular Session.