Children also have the right to freedom of religion or belief, and that must be protected
Oct28

Children also have the right to freedom of religion or belief, and that must be protected

UN (23.10.2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, on Thursday called on all Governments represented at the UN General Assembly « to respect religious practices by children and their families and support families in fulfilling their role in providing an enabling environment for the realisation of the rights of the child. » « Every individual child is a rights holder in...

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Defending Freedoms of Religion or Belief for Minorities in Asia
Oct27

Defending Freedoms of Religion or Belief for Minorities in Asia

On Wednesday 21st October 2015, Peter van Dalen MEP hosted a conference in the European Parliament, Brussels, with Susan Kerr from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), on Defending Freedoms of Religion and Belief for Minorities in Asia. The conference audience heard detailed reports from civil society organisations regarding the state of religious pluralism in China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India. These described how minorities in...

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Freedom of religion and living together in a democratic society
Oct19

Freedom of religion and living together in a democratic society

Author(s): Parliamentary Assembly Origin – Assembly debate on 30 September 2015 (33rd Sitting) (see Doc. 13851, report of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media, rapporteur: Mr Rafael Huseynov; Doc. 13886, opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Sir Edward Leigh; and Doc. 13871, opinion of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development, rapporteur: Ms Liliane...

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Intergroup and United States Ambassador for Religious Freedom discuss freedom of religion or belief
Juin17

Intergroup and United States Ambassador for Religious Freedom discuss freedom of religion or belief

European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief & Religious Tolerance Co-President Peter van Dalen MEP, on behalf of the Intergroup, met with the United States Ambassador for Religious Freedom Rabbi Dr Saperstein in the European Parliament. Intergroup Co-President Peter van Dalen and Ambassador Rabbi Dr Saperstein previously met when the Intergroup visited Washington in September 2014 to meet with US government...

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European Parliament Intergroup presents its first Freedom of Religion or Belief World Report
Juin04

European Parliament Intergroup presents its first Freedom of Religion or Belief World Report

The European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance (EP Intergroup on FoRB & RT) presented its first Annual Report on the ‘State of Freedom of Religion or Belief’ at an event hosted by the Intergroup in collaboration with United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Speakers included the Chairs of the EP Intergroup on FoRB & RT and USCIRF as well as...

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Petition drive to remove Dvorkin from expert analysis committee
Mai14

Petition drive to remove Dvorkin from expert analysis committee

DOCUMENT: OPEN APPEAL TO MINISTER OF JUSTICE OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION Alexander Leonidovich Dvorkin is a sectologist. His public statements and other actions are able to evoke hostility on the basis of religious identity, division within society, and intolerance among Russian citizens. He is not an expert in the area of religion and he does not have appropriate education, but he is notorious as a clear opponent of non-Orthodox religious...

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