Monthly Archives: July 2014

Japan’s Policy of Denial on Religious Freedom

____________________________ Japan’s Policy of Denial on Religious Freedom By Aaron Rhodes, Co-authored by Patricia Duval and Willy Fautré ____________________________ TOKYO/WASHINGTON, 29 July 2014 (Huffington Post) – For decades, Japanese authorities have looked the other way when families have attempted to … Continue reading

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JAPAN Forced change of religion: UN Human Rights Committee

JAPAN Forced change of religion in Japan: UN Human Rights Committee denounces Tokyo’s policy of turning a deaf ear HRWF (25.07.2014) – On 15-16 July, Japan’s human rights record was reviewed in the framework of the 111th session of the … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS FAILS TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

_______________________________ EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS FAILS TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM  Threat of full-face veil to “open, personal relationships” trumps human rights by FOREF Europe _______________________________ Vienna, 3 July 2014 – FOREF Europe: By upholding a French ban on wearing full-face veils, … Continue reading

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