Category Archives: Legislation

PRESS RELEASE

FRENCH POLITICIANS MOVE TO CRIMINALIZE ANTI-ABORTION INFORMATION Measure would put France in the “global vanguard of religious discrimination” – An “outright attack on freedom of speech” Press Release by FOREF Europe French version / German version (PDF) Paris/Vienna, 20.12.2016 (FOREF – Europe) … Continue reading

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New Legislation to block Registration of Religious Minorities – Media Crackdown on “Sects”

SLOVAKIA: Religious Freedom only for the Big and Mighty?  By Barbara Grabner Slovenský jazyk — Download Slovak translation here (PDF) Bratislava, 05.11.2016 (FOREF) – The Slovak National Party tries to amend the current legislation regarding religion. Denominations are now required to have … Continue reading

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Freedom of Religion ensured as the Foundation for All other Liberties

Bill of Rights’ Most Important Liberty: Religion Washington D. C., 11.07.2015 (constitution.com) – The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, listed non-negotiable constitutionally guaranteed freedoms in specific order, unchanged since 1791. James Madison, its chief architect, listed … 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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When “physical discipline” in accord with the Bible conflicts with child welfare

Child Abuse: The Limits of Religious Freedom in America By Jonathan Merritt Indianapolis, 07.09.2016 (The Week) – A woman in Indiana who was charged with child abuse claims that she was merely disciplining her 7-year-old son according to her evangelical Christian beliefs, … Continue reading

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Press-Release by FOREF Europe and SMPF

Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws Violate Human Rights and Human Nature Press Release Vienna/Geneva, 20.06.2016 (FOREF/SMPF) – Two international human rights organizations today began a campaign to end laws that make it a criminal offense to change one’s religion and “insult” religions.  The Forum … Continue reading

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Duval: “Draft Law violates International Human Rights Standards”

Legal Analysis on the Israeli Law Proposal for the Handling of Harmful Cults (2015) Tel Aviv/Paris (FOREF) – A draft law “for the Handling of Harmful Cults” has been presented to the Knesset on July 20th, 2015. This draft will … Continue reading

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