Islamic Human Rights Commission
17th October 2001
UK EVENT: ‘Human Rights, Justice & Muslims in the Wake of 11th September 2001’
A seminar organised by Islamic Human Rights Commission
The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is organising a seminar on the human rights implications of the events of September 11 in the USA. In particular it will be emphasising that having an anti-terror stance is compatible with having a stance against the current war. Topics to be discussed include:
the double standards in operation in current international standards;
coping with the anti-Muslim backlash;
international and Islamic standards of justice;
Confirmed speakers are lawyers, politicians, activists and academics and include:
George Galloway MP
Fareena Alam, News Editor, Q-News
M. S. Bahmanpour, Lecturer, Centre for Middle and Near Eastern Studies, Cambridge University
Faisal Bodi, Freelance columnist who writes for the Guardian, and editor of Ummahnews
Osama Daneshyar, Barrister
Faiz Siddiqi, Principal, Hijaz Collge, Nuneaton
Omar Williams, RAHMA (Racial Attacks & Harassment Monitoring Association) Swansea
If you are planning to attend please contact the Press Office on the numbers below.
21st October 2001
2 p.m. – 6p.m.
Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG
Directions to venue:
The Brunei Gallery is located between Malet Street and Thornhaugh Street, in the north-west corner of Russell Square opposite SOAS. The Gallery is a five minute walk from the British Museum and is opposite the main entrance to SOAS.
Nearest underground stations are Russell Square, Goodge Street, Euston, Euston Square and Tottenham Court Road.