Tag Archives: freedom of religion

REPORT: Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan

Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan Face an Existential Threat: New Report   The persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan has worsened in the last several years, as Ahmadis are “violently targeted, intimidated, and harassed at all levels of society. Impunity and … 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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Statement of FOREF Europe at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016

HUNGARY: Two years after ruling by ECtHR Church Law Remains Unaltered FOREF Europe intervenes for the 3rd time at the OSCE Read Hungarian Version Here BUDAPEST/WARSAW, 24.09.2016 (FOREF) – The Forum for Religious Freedom Europe prepared following intervention for the OSCE Human Dimension … Continue reading

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Freedom of Conscience, Freedom of Expression under Attack. Religious Liberty expected to be severely restricted.

Russia: Counterterror Law tightened, Basic Freedoms threatened By IVAN NECHEPURENKO     Moscow/Russia, 24.06.2016 (NYT) – Russian lawmakers adopted on Friday a set of measures that proponents said were aimed at combating terrorism, but that human rights activists condemned as … Continue reading

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Conference Report

SLOVAKIA: Analyzing Challenges to Religious Freedom in the 21st Century By Barbara Grabner, FOREF correspondent Bratislava/Slovakia, 17.02.2016 (FOREF) – FOREF Europe analyzed and discussed global challenges to the freedom of religion and belief (FoRB) at an expert conference titled “Religious Freedom in the 21st … Continue reading

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History and Human Rights: 600th Anniversary of the Execution of Jan Hus

___________________________ Jan Hus and Human Rights ___________________________ PRAGUE, 20.10.2015 (Huffington Post) – The following remarks were given at a conference in Prague commemorating the 600th anniversary of the burning of Jan Hus. The conference was sponsored by the Law Faculty … Continue reading

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