Statements

Austria

Austria: Expand and systematize existing training on human trafficking for the police and health professionals

At the 47th session of the Human Rights Council during the adoption of the UPR outcome of Austria, together with our member Austrian Evangelical Alliance and Austrian Initiative for People in Prostitution Herzwerk, we called on the Government of Austria to continue with its efforts in tackling human trafficking. While welcoming the Government’s support of …

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Australia

Australia: Abolish the practice of arresting and incarcerating children under 16

Together with Ethos: Australian Evangelical Alliance’s Centre for Christianity and Society, the World Evangelical Alliance stressed the importance of respecting inalienable human rights and freedoms, including protection of minority rights and freedom of expression in Australia, at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council during the adoption of the UPR outcome of Australia. We …

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Nepal: Amend Penal Code to Comply with Human Rights Standards

In Nepal, criminal charges of conversion by force or inducement are used to hinder the enjoyment of religious freedom. More than 30 Christians were arrested and taken to court on charges of “conversion” during 2018 and 2019. At the Human Rights Council’s 47th session in June and July 2021, during the Adoption of the UPR …

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Central African Republic: Peace Process Needs Be Intensified and Include Interfaith Platform Leaders (in French)

At the Human Rights Council’s 46th session, the World Evangelical Alliance and Caritas Internationalis made a statement on the human rights situation in CAR, calling for national reconciliation with the participation of leaders of the Interfaith Platform, who enjoy moral authority in the society, as well as the restoration of State authority. We also re-iterated …

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National Evangelical Alliances Provide Good Examples of Standing Up Against Discrimination, Exclusion and Scapegoating.

On 3 March 2021 at the Human Rights Council 46th Session, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief presented his report on Anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination and the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief. The Interactive Dialogue was an opportunity for the WEA to provide good examples of inter-faith solidarity …

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Libya: Recognize the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief in line with Article 18 of the ICCPR

At the Human Rights Council 46th Session, during the adoption of Libya’s report by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, we stressed the importance of respecting the right to Freedom of Religion or Belief and called on the government of Libya to bring the 2017 draft Constitution in line with Article 18 of the …

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Maldives: Ensure Respect for the Right to Have or Adopt a Religion of One’s Choice – Oral Statement

At the Human Rights Council 46th Session, during the adoption of Maldives’ report by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, the WEA stressed the importance of respecting the right to Freedom of Religion or Belief and called on the government of Maldives to withdraw its reservation to Article 18 of the ICCPR, and to …

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Malawi: Anti-Trafficking Measures Welcomed and Should Continue

During the Human Rights Council 46th Session, the adoption of Malawi’s report by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group was an opportunity for the WEA to welcome the anti-trafficking efforts and commitments by Malawi’s government. WEA underscored the importance of continued efforts to counter human trafficking, as had been mentioned in our pre-session briefing …

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