Organization of Islamic Cooperation body holding meeting to address human rights issues

The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is hosting its 18th ordinary session in Jeddah on Sunday.

The five-day session will be attended by representatives of both member and observer states of the organization, including national human rights institutions, and specialists from international and regional organizations.

The agenda of the session includes issues of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights in member states of the OIC, in addition to violations of human rights in Palestine and Kashmir.

It will also host meetings for four of its working groups, covering Palestine, the rights of women and children, Islamophobia and Muslim minorities, and the right to development. Decisions will be taken regarding the establishment of a future work plan for the commission.

The commission will also hold a discussion panel on “achieving sustainable development in OIC countries through a human rights-based approach.”