From the Editors of FORCED MIGRATION Review

By Couldrey, Marion; Herson, Maurice | Forced Migration Review, June 2012 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

From the Editors of FORCED MIGRATION Review


Couldrey, Marion, Herson, Maurice, Forced Migration Review


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and subsequent instruments of international human rights law and international humanitarian law play a vital role in providing protection for refugees and internally displaced peoples. Yet the claim to universality has been disputed and not all states have acceded to these legal instruments. It seems that a particular point of controversy or dispute in the Islamic world is their compatibility with shari'a.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the UDHR, the Editors of Forced Migration Review (FMR) produced a short supplement in 2008 to enhance debate and understanding of the concepts and instruments of international human rights in the Islamic world. The original supplement was generously funded by UNICEF Iran. We are now publishing this revised and updated edition, alongside an issue of FMR on North Africa where the uprisings of 2011 have led to opportunities to enhance the rule of law and improve the implementation of rights.

This supplement includes the full text of the UDHR, the 1990 Cairo Declaration and the May 2012 Ashgabat Declaration in the hope that they will both inform and enable those concerned with assisting and protecting displaced people to advocate more strongly on their behalf.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

From the Editors of FORCED MIGRATION Review
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?