In celebration of the month of Ramadan, KARAMAH held its 4th annual Iftar dinner on Thursday August 11th. The event was a great success, and guests included members of the Muslim community, embassy representatives, representatives of the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, and the Constitution Project. KARAMAH also welcomed Dr. Azizah al-Hibri’s colleagues from […]
On August 10th, 2011, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Founder and Chair of KARAMAH, was again invited to the white House Iftar dinner hosted by President Barak Obama. This is the third Iftar hosted by the President as part of a White House tradition that celebrates the holy days of different faiths in America and the diversity […]
On July 1, 2011, a Thai delegation of human rights activists, NGO leaders and a Law Professor visited KARAMAH as part of the Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on “Civic Activism and Minority Rights.” The delegation and Dr. Azizah al-Hibri discussed the state of Muslims in Thailand, and how the military emergency […]
On June 21, 2011, a delegation of six Jordanian judges visited KARAMAH to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the American Legal System and American Civil Law. In an engaging Q&A session with KARAMAH ‘s Founder and Chair Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, members of the delegation inquired about issues such as the often misinterpreted concept of […]
On June 7, 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Founder and Chair of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
After the announcement of her appointment to the two-year term, Leonard Leo, the Chair of USCIRF, remarked: “My fellow Commissioners and I are most pleased to welcome Professor al-Hibri to the Commission. She comes with a distinguished record of service as a human rights advocate devoted to the protection of freedom of religion for people of all faiths, and we look forward to working with her”.