Category Archives: United Nations

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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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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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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Civil Society, Not Laws That Restrict Freedoms, Should Promote Tolerance

Civil Society, Not Laws That Restrict Freedoms, Should Promote Tolerance Remarks by Aaron RhodesConference on Interreligious Cooperation and The Prevention of Incitement to National, Racial and Religious Hatred United Nations Office Geneva • Room XXIV (24) • 14:00 – 16:30 … Continue reading

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