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Islam, human rights and displacement

REVISED edition of FMR supplement on ‘Islam, human rights and displacement’ – published June 2012

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), in 2008 FMR published a short supplement to enhance debate and understanding in the Islamic world of the concepts and instruments of international human rights.

We are now publishing this revised and updated edition, alongside an issue of FMR on North Africa where the uprisings of 2011 can lead to opportunities to enhance the rule of law and improve the implementation of rights. The 12-page supplement includes three articles on the applicability of international laws and conventions in Islam, plus the full texts of the UDHR, the 1990 Cairo Declaration and the May 2012 Ashgabat Declaration.

Like the original, this revised edition of the supplement is being published in English and Arabic.

If you would like to receive one or more hard copies for your organisation, or multiple copies for distribution to partners and policy-/decision-makers or for use at conferences/workshops, please contact the Editors at We will need to know your full postal address and how many copies you need (and in which language/s). We would also appreciate it if you could indicate how or where you plan to use it.

We encourage you to circulate or reproduce any part of this supplement but please include a reference to Forced Migration Review and include this link

The original supplement was generously funded by UNICEF Iran.

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