Tag Archives: OSCE

Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) as a universal, fundamental right must not be compromised by the pretext of “spiritual” or “cultural” security

The Need of a Shared Understanding of Freedom in the OSCE Region By HRWF/FOREF Europe Vienna, 23.06.2017 (HRWF/FOREF) – The Austrian OSCE Chairmanship and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights hosted a Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on … Continue reading

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Participating States and Civil Society Representatives searching for methods to defend FoRB rights of Christians

OSCE Conference on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians  Report by HRWF  Vienna, 14.12.2016 (HRWF) – The conference on “Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians” held under the German OSCE chairmanship on 14 December, 2016, in Vienna was a follow … 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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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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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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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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