Category Archives: International Organizations

Both Ukraine and Russia violate religious freedom

Both Ukraine and Russia violate Religious Freedom Vienna / Brussels, 19 May 2017 – The Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe (FOREF) and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), independent and nonpartisan human rights organizations, called on Ukraine and Russia to cease exploiting … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: Statements on the recent Jehovah’s Witness Ban

On Video: Experts React to Threat of Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia On April 5, 2017, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is expected to rule on whether to liquidate and ban the activity of all legal entities used by … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: Press Release by FOREF and HRWF

Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned in Russia Human Rights Organizations appeal to Russia’s Supreme Court and Presidential Administration. VIENNA/BRUSSELS, 10. 5. 2017 (FOREF – Europe/HRWF) – The Forum for Religious Freedom – Europe (FOREF) and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) urge the … Continue reading

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Christian Solidarity Worldwide: “UN actively blocking civil society”

UN NGO COMMITTEE DENIES CSW UN ACCESS Press Release by CSW New York/London, 06.01.2017 (CSW) – The United Nations (UN) Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) voted on 3 February to reject Christian Solidarity Worldwide’s (CSW’s) application for official UN accreditation, … Continue reading

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Maintaining diversity is key to counter extremism, Open doors reports

Christians ‘excluded’ from Iraq’s reconstruction plans By World Watch Monitor Baghdad, 27.01.2017 (WWM) – Christians are being excluded from the reconstruction plans for northern Iraq, further eroding the likelihood of their return once Islamic State has been militarily defeated there, … Continue reading

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FOREF Europe promoting FoRB rights at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016

Defending Freedom of Religion and Belief as a Matter of Principle Vienna & Warsaw, 11.10.2016 (FOREF) – Ever since 2003, FOREF Europe has regularly represented civil society at the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw. In this … Continue reading

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Internatinoal bureaucratization could be watering down the Idea of Human Rights

Does Multilateralism Benefit Human Rights? A Comment by Aaron Rhodes Vienna, 03.10.2016 (Providence) – It is virtually an article of faith that multilateral approaches are the morally superior way to address human rights problems. Unilateralism is a term of approbation … Continue reading

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