The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has consultative status with the United Nations (UN) since 2007.

IHRC’s work with the UN is related to human rights, it works with Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council which encompasses Special Rapporteurs of various thematic and country mandates, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) which reviews the human rights record of UN member states and various treaty bodies like the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR), Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Committee against Torture (CAT and the UN Human Rights Council.  IHRC focuses on countries as well as issues like racism, discrimination, islamophobia, shrinking space for civil society, the Uighurs, the Rohingya, arbitrary detention of Sheikh Zakzaky of Nigeria and ex-president of Comoros, Ahmed Abdallah Sambi and recently attacks on NGOs rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean.

IHRC has submitted reports to the special rapporteurs, UPR and the treaty bodies.  The reports have often been based on research done by the research department at IHRC.  IHRC also does advocacy work by organizing side events during the UN human rights council sessions or meeting with Special Rapporteurs and other UN officials to see what can be done or to alleviate a situation or for the UN Human Rights Council to be made aware of a situation or to express concern.

UN Side Panel on the Palestine Movement Crackdown

Join the IHRC’s UN team for the UN side panel on the Palestine Movement Crackdown DATE: 24 June 2024 TIME: 11.00 am CEST. Venue: Online IHRC TV or YouTube  – in person Room XXV, UN Buildings, Geneva Download the 2023 Report here    At this event, the SR Rapporteurs

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IHRC welcomes UN statement on protecting right to protest and dissent

IHRC welcomes the statement of the United Nations calling on states to respect and enable the rights of everyone to freedom of peaceful assembly, association and expression. The statement is a direct response to the alarming level of repression by many state authorities of the