The 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
The 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is set to end today. The summit was held under the theme “united against terrorism, for peace and development.” The OIC, the second largest intergovernmental organization in the world after the UN with 57 member states on four continents, recognized that terrorism remains a global phenomenon that no country can fight alone.
An informative session with Hassan Aslam Shad on The Kashmir Issue and its various dimensions in International Law along with the assessment of the stances of both parties. Hassan Aslam Shad is an International Practicing Lawyer and Legal Director of one of the top ten international law firms, currently settled in the Middle East. He has got his education from Michigan State University and Harvard Law School. He was the first Pakistani to practice in the ICC Hague.
On October 26, the Indian ministry of home affairs introduced sweeping changes to land laws in Jammu and Kashmir which would enable any Indian citizen to buy property in the territory. Residents fear laws are aimed at a ‘land grab’ to dilute the Muslim-majority character of the disputed region, now directly under New Delhi’s control. Kashmiris see this as a double assault: on history as well as the future.
An informative session with Dr. Yelena Biberman on the role of Non-State actors in the Kashmir Issue, their legitimacy, impacts
An informative session with Dr. Sten Widmalm, Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government at Uppsala University, Sweden