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UAE elected member to OIC human rights body

Posted by Human Rights in Islamic Countries on July 12, 2011

Khaleej Times, 29 June 2011
ASTANA – The UAE has been elected member to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference’s (OIC) Independent, Permanent Commission on Human Rights (IPCHR). 

Mr. Adel Isa Al Muhairi, Director of UAE Foreign Ministry’s Department of Human Rights, was elected today during elections staged by the Arab Group on the sidelines of the 38th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC in Astana, capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to select six members to represent it in the 18-member human body which will be based in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The IPCHR’s statute was also adopted.

The Arab Group in the OIC is represented by the UAE, Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Palestine.

Inspired by the vision of moderation and modernization, the OIC endeavors in the area of Human Rights are not restricted to the establishment of the Commission. It is actually working on an integrated approach aimed at mainstreaming the Human Rights perspective across the activities of the Organization .Women, children and youth are among the vulnerable sectors of the society. These efforts are accordingly focused on eliminating discrimination, violence and other injustices and protection of their rights.


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