Monday, September 26, 2011

Arab league resurfaces

·Formed in 1945. The main goal of the league is to "draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries."      
·         the league was earlier criticised as a body that serves dictators
·         but oflate things are changing
  It has proposed to suspend syria and yemen for its attempts to suppress democratic protests
·         it has ruled out any further international intervention in region after the libya misadventure

·         in 2008, it agreed to a charter on human rights that was in line with international norms
·         in contrast the organisation of islamic cooperation has a human rights charter based on islamic shariah law
·         OIC has been campaigning for inclusion of protection for preventing defamation of religions under human rights
·         Arab league has a potential for constructive engagement with world with its forward looking outlook
·         It needs deepen and widen its interaction with the world

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