UPR

Reports to the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review

Uganda: Report and Recommendations on Human Trafficking to the Universal Periodic Review

On 14 July 2021, the World Evangelical Alliance and the Salvation Army submitted a joint-report to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review Working Group, ahead of the review of Uganda at the Human Rights Council in January 2022. Our report called on the Ugandan Government to adopt anti-trafficking measures related to the protection of child …

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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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Sudan: Freedom of Religion or Belief and Women’s Rights – Report to the UPR 39th session

The World Evangelical Alliance, Open Doors International and Middle East Concern submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sudan during the UPR 39th session of the UPR, on Freedom of Religion and Belief and Women’s Rights in Sudan, on 25 March 2021.

Greece: Freedom of Religion or Belief – Report to the UPR 39th session

The World Evangelical Alliance, the European Evangelical Alliance and the Greek Evangelical Alliance submitted to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review of Greece during the UPR 39th session, on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Greece. Our report addressed prohibition of proselytism, the creation of legal entities under the 2014 Law …

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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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