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EP Report – Persecution of minorities on the grounds of belief or religion, presented by Karol Karski

On May 2nd, the European Parliament made a short presentation of their report Persecution of minorities on the grounds of belief or religion (short...

France presents project A/HRC/49/L.2 on Freedom of Religion or Belief, on behalf of the EU, and gets adopted by the HRC

France on the name of the European Union presented the Project to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or...

Freedom of religion or belief in sharp decline in Asia, a European Parliament report says

On 22 March, MEPs Peter Van Dalen and Carlo Fidanza made public their 45-page report “The EU and Freedom of Religion or Belief 2017-2021” at the...

EGYPT: Jehovah’s Witnesses banned since 1960 call upon the UN Human Rights Committee

On the occasion of the upcoming 134th session of the UN Human Rights Committee (28 February – 25 March 2022), the African Association of Jehovah’s Witnesses...

Religious equality in employment: Where is Europe heading to?

More than two decades ago, the European Union committed itself to protect workers' equality by adopting Directive 2000/78 of 27 November 2000, which prohibits...

Three Spanish women receive the Religious Freedom Awards 2021

Religious Freedom Awards 2021 honours three women in the field of state church law in Spain The Foundation for the Improvement of Life, Culture and...

States have the primary responsibility to … protect the human rights of religious minorities

Today we honour and remember the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief. Across the world, we continue to witness a rise...

Flemish government ‘cleaning up’ Islamic communities

Other state-recognized and state-financed religious communities in Flanders concerned about their future with the new Flemish decree By Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers Photo: ©...

Germany hit again by the US State Department for discriminating religious minorities

Executive Summary of the US State Department report on Religious Freedom, regarding Germany: "The constitution prohibits religious discrimination and provides for freedom of faith and...

EU Commission designates new EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion: Christos Stylianides

 The Bishops of the European Union welcome the appointment of Christos Stylianides as EU Special Envoy on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of...
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