Islam, human rights and displacement

June 2012

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Musab Hayatli

Over half of the world’s more than 10 million refugees are in Muslim countries while 9 million of the total of over 26[i] million IDPs worldwide are displaced in the Muslim world, including over 800,000 newly displaced as a result of the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings.[ii

Christian Salazar Volkmann

A greater engagement with Islamic thinkers is overdue in order to facilitate debate about child rights in Muslim societies and beyond.

Saeid Rahaei

Faith and religious beliefs play an undeniable role in defending the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. Respect for refugees and asylum seekers and appreciation of those who provide refuge have a particular place in sharia, and Islam pays special attention to the suffering of forced migrants.[1]

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