"Islam, human rights and displacement" supplement: A partnership between UNICEF Iran and "Forced Migration Review" magazine

In December 2008, UNICEF's country office in Iran concluded a partnership with “Forced Migration Review”,the most widely read and consulted publication on refugees. The aim of this cooperation is to provide an in-depth analysis of women’s and children’s rights in Islam in the context of migration.


On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the publication carried a supplement in English and Arabic on Islam, human rights and displacement to foster the debate and improve understanding of the concepts and instruments of international human rights in the Islamic world.


UNICEF's Iran office contributed two articles for this supplement, entitled “The rights of refugee women and children in Islam” by Dr. Saeid Rahaei, a faculty member of the Mofid University's law department and a member of the centre for human rights studies at Mofid; and “Child Rights and Islam” by Dr. Christian Salazar-Volkmann, then the representative of UNICEF in Iran. Dr. Salazar currently heads the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia.




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