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12/1/06

Iran Hosts Conference On Islam and Humanitarian Law

November 30, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Scholars and experts in Islamic law from Iran and the neighboring region have taken part in a conference on Islam and international humanitarian law.

The conference was held in the central Iranian city of Qom on November 29 and 30.

Andreas Wigger, deputy director of operations the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and one of the organizers of the conference, said the discussions made international lawyers more aware of Islamic methods for establishing obligations toward victims of war.

Similar events have been held recently in other cities, including the Afghan capital, Kabul, with the aim of finding common ground for protecting human dignity in armed conflicts.


Copyright (c) 2006 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036. www.rferl.org

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