What’s new at IHRC

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Salam everyone,

Here at IHRC we have some very exciting events coming up. In particular you can now start booking your tickets for our Autumn/Winter 2014 Know Your Rights Workshop Series. Being ‘innocent’ doesn’t stop the possibility of the police treating you in a humiliating or invasive manner. So make sure you book a ticket and attend a workshop!

There’s also news from the UN with IHRC’s latest oral statement on Iraq as well as some new info on our ‘Documenting Palestine’ event. Remember, the panel discussion (featuring the likes of Zita Holbourne) will be streamed live HERE around the world so be sure to tune in!

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AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WORKSHOP SERIES

IHRC has been empowering the community to know their rights since 1997. In Autumn/ Winter 2014, we will be hosting the following fun, practical and interactive ‘Know Your Rights’ workshops:

‘STOP AND SEARCH’ (AND MOST COMMONLY USED DAY-TO-DAY POLICE POWERS) – Saturday, 20 September 2014 from 4 – 7pm

IMMIGRATION CHECKS AND RAIDS – Tuesday, 14 October 2014 from 6.30 – 9pm

TERROR STOPS ON TRAVELLERS – Saturday, 8 November 2014 from 4 – 7pm

PROTEST – Tuesday, 2 December 2014 from 6.30 – 9pm

Venue: IHRC Bookshop and Gallery, 202 Preston Road Wembley, HA9 8PA, London

Tickets for each workshop costs £6. A ticket for the entire Autumn/Winter 2014 Series (all 4 workshops inclusive) will cost £20.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS 

To learn more about each of the individual workshops and what they entail as well as WHY it is so important for you to Know Your Rights, please CLICK HERE 

IHRC IN MEDIA

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VOLTAIRE? 

When it comes to Muslims, the West’s commitment to human rights and democracy is frequently compromised

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS JUDGEMENT ON FRENCH LAWS BANNING THE NIQAB AND BURQA 

Lena Mohamed looks at the June 2014 judgment in the ECtHR over the French ban on face veils. Featured in SLMUSLIMS

CHRISTIAN GROUPS PUT THEIR CASE STRONGLY AT UN IRAQ HEARING 

Christian groups and other faith were out in force to support a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution to urgently explore abuses of international law in Iraq committed by the Islamic State and associated terrorist groups

PRESS RELEASES

DOCUMENTING PALESTINE 

How can we view photography through the lens of activism? On Friday 12 September at 6.45pm a panel featuring celebrated artists Sara Russell, Zita Holbourne, Nasreen Shaikh Jamal al-Lail and Aimee Valerie will discuss what it means to document Palestine with a camera in hand.

IHRC AT UN

IHRC STATEMENT ON IRAQ 

Read IHRC’s individual oral statement to the UN Human Rights Committee:

Mr. President, the root cause of the training of and rise of IS must be laid at the door of the United States and its allies’ foreign policy in the region including the invasion and occupation of Iraq on 19 March 2003 by US, UK and other coalition forces, and their supporting and often training and funding armed opposition groups in Syria including ISIL/ISIS/IS.

MULTIMEDIA

Did you miss out on the Islamophobia Awards earlier this year? Now is your chance to look back as we remembered the worst Islamophobes of 2013

CLICK HERE TO WATCH 

UPCOMING EVENTS

DOCUMENTING PALESTINE 

WHAT: A Panel discussion with Sara Russell, whose exhibition of photographs documenting everyday life in the West Bank ‘Another Day’ is currently running at the IHRC Gallery spaces, visual artist Zita Holbourne, photographer Aimee Valinski and artist and curator Nasreen Shaikh Jamal al-Lail.

WHEN: Friday 12 September from 6.45pm

WHERE: IHRC Gallery & Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS ‘STOP AND SEARCH’ WORKSHOP 

WHAT: The first in IHRC’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Know Your Rights Workshop Series. In this fun, interactive workshop we’ll cover ‘stop and search’ and other powers that police commonly use day to day as well as observing the police, recording the police and talking to police

WHEN: Saturday 20 September from 4 – 7pm

WHERE: IHRC Gallery & Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA

SHOP

Please click the title if you’d like to purchase or look at a copy.

An Introduction to Hadith History and Sources: In an age when the Islamic sources are being misinterpreted, this book comprehensively and systematically explains to the reader both how the science of hadith is formulated, and how one can determine whether the hadith is in fact authentic. A informative book for all those interested in fiqh.

Lost Islamic History – Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past: This book sheds light on the often forgotten and excluded elements of the Islamic ages, and in doing so uncovers some truly remarkable institutions, practices and personalities. Spanning centuries and using case studies from the breadth of various Islamic regions including, Mughal India, Mamluk Egypt and Andulusian Spain, this book details how Muslims helped enlighten and change the globe.

Story of The Elephant: Recently featured in our successful storytime event, the Story of the Elephant is a unique pop-up book retelling the story of Abraha’s army of Elephants from the Qur’an. One of its kind in imagination and colour the story also features a quiz on the back and renders a great story in wonderful 3D that your children are sure to love.

Check out the online shop for what else is currently in stock and get regular updates on twitter by following @ihrcbookshop

‘ANOTHER DAY’ EXHIBITION

The exhibition features the documentation of Sara Russell’s recent trip to Palestine – she travelled there as part of a delegation last year.

The exhibition runs until 30 September 2014 and entry is free. IHRC Bookshop and Gallery is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am – 6pm. Make sure you stop by!

You can also buy EXCLUSIVE prints of Sara’s work at our shop. Click here to have a browse.