will host a meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation
(OIC) Permanent Independent Human Rights Commission on February
20-24, 2012, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Michael Tene said
“The meeting will be attended by 18 human rights commissions from
various Islamic countries and OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin
Ihsanoglu,” Tene said.
He said various issues related to respect for human rights and
internal matters such as working system and the commission`s
future priorities would be discussed in the meeting.
Tene said other participants of the meeting inlude Siti Ruhaini Dzuhayatin of Indonesia, Wael Attiya of Egypt,
Mohammed Raisouni of Morocco, Saleh bin Mohammed al-Khatlan of
Saudi Arabia, Mahmoud al-Aker of Palestine, Elham Ibrahim Ahmed
Mohamed of Sudan, Adel Issa Al-Mahry of the United Arab Emirates,
Ousman Diallo Balde of Guinea, Mohamed Kawu Ibrahim of Nigeria,
Med. S.K. Kaggwa of Uganda, Mohammed Lamine Timbo of Sierra Leone,
and Mohammad al-Bashir Ibrahim of Chad.
The Organization of the Islamic Conference was established on
September 25, 1969 on the occasion of the first Conference of the
Muslim World which was held in Rabat – capital of Kingdom of
The 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference is the body
representing the world`s 1.2 billion Muslims.
OIC was formed in 1969 after the burning of al-Aqsa Mosque in
Jerusalem to enable Islamic governments to “consult together with
a view to promoting close cooperation and mutual assistance in the
economic, scientific, cultural and spiritual fields, inspired by
the teachings of Islam.”
The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of OIC was
established in June 2011 in Kazakhstan as the world`s first Muslim
human rights commission.