IHRC at UN

IHRC at UN

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.

Report on Anti-Muslim Hatred and Discrimination

Prepared and submitted to the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief on 30 November 2020 by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (UK) Prepared in response to a consultation, this report overviews a working definition of Islamophobia, its various manifestations and ways to tackle

ICCPR UK 2020

IHRC’s latest submission to the Committee on Civil and Political Rights looks at the UK over the last few years. [Uploaded 14 January 2020] Download the report here. The last four years have seen a marked deterioration in racial/religious equality in Britain. A lurch to

ICCPR – Nigeria, 2019

Since at least 2014 the authorities in Nigeria have prosecuted a systematic and violent campaign to suppress the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

IHRC’s UPR Report on Italy

Read IHRC’s alternative NGO report to the Universal Periodic Review in 2019 on Italy. Universal Periodic Review (UPR) NGO Alternative Report (34th Session October-November 2019) – Italy Read the report below or download the PDF here. Prepared and Submitted in 27 March 2019 by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (UK) Summary Based on its