Category Archives: Legislation

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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Concessions by Hungarian Government, but slow Progress

David Baer Continues Advocacy For Religious Freedom in Hungary Report by Texas Lutheran University   Budapest/Seguin, 22.10.2015 (TLU) – As a philosophy and theology professor with a personal connection to Hungary, David Baer has become one of the leading experts … Continue reading

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Report for the OSCE Second Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on FoRB, Fostering Mutual Respect and Understanding

___________________________ AUSTRIA: Policies on Religion at Variance with OSCE Standards and the European Convention on Human Rights By FOREF Europe ___________________________ FOREF expresses its concern about policies of the Austrian federal state that violate Human Dimension commitments undertaken by the … Continue reading

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Report for the OSCE Second Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on FoRB, Fostering Mutual Respect and Understanding

___________________________ HUNGARY: Government Ignores Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights By FOREF Europe ___________________________ We wish to express our deep concern about policies of the government of Hungary that violate Human Dimension commitments undertaken by the participating States … Continue reading

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