Category Archives: International Platforms

US Statement on Religious Freedom – OSCE / ODIHR in Warsaw (Annual Meeting, 2018)

Working Session 7: Fundamental freedoms 1, including: Freedom of thought, conscience, religion, or belief As prepared for delivery by Ambassador Sam Brownback, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Warsaw, September 13, 2018 https://osce.usmission.gov/hdim-working-session-7-fundamental-freedoms-1/ Promoting and defending international religious freedom is a fundamental … Continue reading

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OSCE / HDIM Warsaw: Russia’s Persecution of the Jehovah Witnesses – Joined Statement by HRWF & FOREF Europe

And we are sorry to observe that the Russian Federation is also demonstrating its contempt for political commitments undertaken here, in the OSCE. The persecution of an entire religious community by a participating State is unique in the history of the Helsinki Process. It sets a terrifying precedent as evidence of the failure of this organization to protect human rights. Continue reading

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PRESSEMITTEILUNG: FOREF & HRWF fordern Religionsfreiheit in Russland

Anlässlich Putin Besuch – Appell an Politiker:  “Österreich kann nicht einfach zur Tagesordnung übergehen” (Wien, 4. Juni 2018) Wenn der russische Präsident Vladimir Putin sich am Dienstag mit Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen und Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz trifft, werden sie auch ihre … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom in the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation and Religious Freedom in the Spotlight- Side Session at the United Nations Geneva (2018-05-14) A panel of human rights and freedom of religion experts, as well as the leader of Hinduism in Russia have been invited by … Continue reading

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Open Letter by FOREF Europe

PAKISTAN: Threats against Ahmadiyya Community on the Rise Open letter to Honorable Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Vienna/Islamabad, 03.02.2018 (FOREF) – With great concern FOREF Europe has been observing the increasing rate of violations against fundamental freedoms in Pakistan. … Continue reading

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FoRB in Pakistan: Announcement of upcoming UPR Side Event in Geneva

UPR Side Event: The Denial of Religious Freedom in Pakistan DATE and TIME: Monday 13 November 2017: 12.30pm-2.00pm VENUE: Room XXIII, Palais de Nations, United Nations, Geneva The side event will reflect on the challenges facing religious communnities in Pakistan. The country’s … Continue reading

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Intervention at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Russian Federation’s illegal ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses Intervention by Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), in cooperation with the Forum for Religious Freedom – Europe (FOREF) Warsaw, Thursday 14 September 2017  OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting: Working Session 6: Freedom … Continue reading

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