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The Islamic Human Rights Commission was set up in 1997. We are an independent, not-for-profit, campaign, research and advocacy organization based in London, UK. We foster links and work in partnership with different organizations from Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds, to campaign for justice for all peoples regardless of their racial, confessional or political background.

Our aims are manifold, and our inspiration derives from the Qur'anic injunctions that command believers to rise up in defence of the oppressed. IHRC volunteers and campaigners come from many different parts of the world and many different backgrounds to share in the common struggle against injustice and oppression.

Our work includes submitting reports to governments and international organizations, writing articles, monitoring the media, cataloguing war crimes, producing research papers, organizing vigils, taking on discrimination cases and so on.

Aside from our countries index we have a number of country specific projects and research areas e.g. Central Asia, Mauritius, Turkey, Palestine and Nigeria. Our issue related work includes researching war crimes, campaigning for prisoners of faith and other prisoners held for their beliefs, campaigning against religious discrimination and persecution, as well as many other issues in and across areas as far a field as the UK to China, Bosnia to Papua New Guinea , Europe to the United States of America and South Africa.

The IHRC website covers many aspects of our work and provides general information as well as material for the media, students, policy makers, lawyers and activists. If you would like more information please browse our site or contact us directly.

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  • Alert: US Campaigners are requested to write letters of support to Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman
  • Alert: Egypt Campaigners are requested to write letters of support to Prisoner of Faith Khayrat Al Shater
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  • URGENT UPDATE ALERT: China Write to the foreign minister and Chinese ambassador in your country regarding escalating violence in Xinjiang
  • URGENT ALERT: China IHRC urges campaigners to write to OIC over escalating violence in Xinjiang

  •  Press
  • PRESS RELEASE: UK IHRC welcomes the suspension of Section 44 stop and search anti-terrorism legislation by the Hampshire Police
  • PRESS RELEASE: Iran IHRC calls for a full inquiry into handling of protesters
  • PRESS RELEASE: UK New statistic shows 40% rise in complaints over discriminatory behaviour by police
  • PRESS RELEASE: Germany IHRC blames climate of Islamophobia for death of Marwa Al Sherbini
  • PRESS RELEASE: China IHRC concerned over violence in Urumqi, calls on authorities to be proportionate in response to any violence

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