The Role of the Islamic Cooperation Organization's Charter in Promoting the Culture of Human Rights
دور ميثاق منظمة التعاون الإسلامي في تعزيز ثقافة حقوق الإنسان
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is a collective voice of the Muslim world in the modern era. It seeks to put together the efforts of Muslims, their capabilities and resources to achieve the advancement and development as well as to find a privileged position for its member States in the international arena. The organization is keen to promote and disseminate a culture of human rights amongst its Member States.
In this research, common aspects between the Charter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the International and Regional Charters of human rights are reviewed. The articles in the charter of the Organization where concern is shown to spread a culture of peace and security at all levels as well as promotion of values like justice, equality, the right to self-determination, acquisition of knowledge, protection of environment, more empowered women and the like. The rights stated in the international and regional human rights charters are almost the same.
The research focuses the need to ensure sustainable co-existence and harmony through reviewing national constitutions and parameters for joint work with better regional and international cooperation through conventions like the Charter of OIC and its implementation through parliamentary,national and municipal committees.
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