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Moroccan Professor named chairperson of Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Human Rights Committee

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Moroccan Law Professor Rajaa Naji Mekkaoui was elected the chairperson of the Standing Committee of Human rights of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The 44th Session of the OIC ‘s Council of Foreign Ministers was held in the Ivory coast at Sofitel Hotel Ivoire from 10 to 11 July 2017. At the end of this high-level meeting, Naji was chosen, among four other candidates, to serve as the organization’s chairperson of the Standing Committee of Human Rights for three renewable years.

According to Moroccoworldnews. com Naji’s election, came as a result of the strong presence of the Moroccan delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in charge of Moroccans Residing Abroad and Immigration Affairs, Abdel Karim Benatik, during the recent meeting of the OIC foreign ministers.

Dr. Rajaa Naji Mekkaoui is a Professor of Law at Mohammad V University in Morocco. Newsweek and Al Jazeera have featured her as one of the most influential women in the Arab and Muslim world.

In 2003, she was the first woman to deliver a religious lecture before the King Mohamed VI, as part of the Ramadan lecture series broadcast on TV. Dr. Naji has published numerous legal books over the years on topics relating to family law, health, women’s rights, and Shari’a