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WEA appeal against anti-conversion laws in several Asian nations

On 8 March 2022, at the Human Rights Council 49th session, during the general debate under Agenda Item 2, the World Evangelical Alliance urged Russia to stop its attack on Ukraine, to respect international law and the sanctity of human life. Furthermore, the WEA expressed its concerns about legislation on religious conversion targeting religious minorities …

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Afghanistan: Call for monitoring the situation of religious minorities, women, children and refugees

On 7 March 2022, at the Human Rights Council 49th session, during the interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on Afghanistan, the World Evangelical Alliance, jointly with Baptist World Alliance and Jubilee Campaign, called on the OHCHR to monitor the situation of religious minorities in Afghanistan, and recommended strong human rights pillar of the …

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Sri Lanka: Call for justice for religious minorities victims of violence, Easter Sunday bombings

On 7 March 2022, at the Human Rights Council 49th session, during the interactive dialogue on the OHCHR written update on Sri Lanka, the World Evangelical Alliance urged the government of Sri Lanka to desist from mandating any form of registration of places of worship, and to achieve justice for the victims of the 2019 …

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République Centrafricaine: Les efforts pour la paix et contre l’impunité doivent s’intensifier

A la 45ème session du conseil des droits de l’homme, l’Alliance Evangélique Mondiale appelle à l’intensification et l’accélération de la lutte contre l’impunité. Ces efforts doivent être davantage soutenus, pour que la lutte contre l’impunité déploie pleinement ses effets et contribue à ce que les Centrafricains puissent vivre à nouveau sereinement dans un pays pacifié, …

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Sudan: Further Reforms Needed to Ensure Full Respect of the Right to Freedom of Religion

In July 2020 the transitional government repealed Article 126 of the penal code that prescribed death sentence for leaving Islam. The same reforms, however, did not repeal Article 125 of the Penal Code, which prescribes blasphemy as a criminal offense. The World Evangelical Alliance’s Geneva Liaison Office read a statement at the Human Rights Council’s …

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Nepal: Baptist World Alliance, WEA Call on Government to Enact Legislation for Church Registration

Nepal’s Constitution states that “Every religious denomination shall have the right to operate and protect its religious sites and religious trusts.” However, the Nepalese government has yet to enacted the legislation for registration of churches and their properties. The statement was read at the Human Rights Council’s 45th session in the General Debate under Agenda …

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Pakistan: Protect underage girls belonging to religious minorities from abduction & forced marriages

Pakistani authorities have failed to bring justice in cases of abduction and forced marriages of underage girls belonging to religious minorities. The World Evangelical Alliance, the World Council of Churches, and Christian Solidarity Worldwide made a joint-statement at the Human Rights Council’s 45th session calling on the government of Pakistan to bring justice to these …

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Sweden: Protect Asylum-seekers and Allow for Conscientious Objection to Abortions

At the Human Rights Council’s 45th session, under Agenda Item 6: Universal Periodic Review – Adoption of the outcome of Sweden, the World Evangelical Alliance called on Sweden to take more effective measures to protect the rights of asylum-seekers who leave their current religion or to change their religion for another, and to allow for …

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Turkey: Call to Review Decisions to Expel and Ban Expatriate Protestant Church Members

In a statement at the Human Rights Council’s 45th session, at the Agenda Item 6 UPR Adoption of Outcome of Turkey, the World Evangelical Alliance called on Turkey to review its decisions to effectively expel and ban the 60 expatriate Protestant church members, and to allow for a fair and just recourse against national security …

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