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Institute publishes media monitoring reports on Iran and hosts an Islamic Conference

Media Monitoring Report - now online

The first two media monitoring reports on the international media's coverage of Iranian human rights stories, for the periods January-April 2007 and July-September 2007, are available here.

These studies are part of the activities of the Human Rights in International Law and Iran Project which is in its third and final year. The objective of these studies is to identify and analyse any disparities in the reporting of human rights stories in Iran, in order to gain an overall picture of the way in which such stories are reported there and in the other countries being monitored.

In the latest study, newspapers were monitored in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the United States, we well as in Iran and the United Kingdom.

The third and final study will compare the findings of these two reports.

Conference on Islam, International and Comparative Law

Further pursuing its objectives not only to promote the understanding of international law amongst Islamic lawyers but also to advance the understanding of Islamic law amongst international lawyers, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law organised a conference entitled Islam, International and Comparative Law: Current Issues, on 3 December 2007.

The keynote speeches were given by HE Judge Awn Shawkat Al Khasawneh, Vice-President of the International Court of Justice, and Professor Tariq Ramadan from University of Oxford.

For details of the conference programme, profiles of the speakers and conference photos, click here.

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