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Islam, Human Rights and Displacement

December 10th 2008 marked the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UDHR and subsequent instruments of international human rights law and international humanitarian law play a vital role in providing protection for refugees and IDPs, yet there is dispute over their compatability with Islamic principles and sharia.

This resource summary complements Forced Migration Review special issue, January 2009: Islam, human rights and displacement which reviews concepts and instruments of international human rights in the Islamic world.

Provided below are links to related key resources, websites and documents exploring contemporary debate on these issues, as well as links to wider issues concerned with human rights and displacement.

FMO Resources

Documents

Selected full-text documents (for more, search in the Digital Library)

Web Resources

Selected web-based information resources (for more, search the FMO website)

Relevant Organizations

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Photo of Koran teacher keeping a group of youngsters busy during school holidays. UNHCR/UNHCR/A. Hollman

Saharan refugee children, Algeria, 1998.

Growing up in the desert offers few distractions for children. This Koran teacher keeps a group of youngsters busy during school holidays.

Last updated Sep 06, 2011