Working Paper Series 1: Understanding the Role of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Human Rights
18 September 2014 5:30 pm


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“The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC,  formerly known as the Organisation of the Islamic  Conference), established in 1969, is the second largest inter-governmental organisation after the United Nations with 57 Member States including Palestinian Territories. Out of the 57 Member States, 26 States belong to Asian region…This paper is divided in to three main parts: human rights instruments and mechanisms within OIC; reaction of OIC to human rights violations; and thematic focus  areas pertinent to OIC with a particular focus on defamation of religions and sexual orientation and gender identity.”

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