UPR

Reports to the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review

Reversing the Trend: Minority Rights in India – Webinar

Webinar date and time: 3 October 2022, 18:30 New Delhi time, 15:00 Geneva time, 09:00 Washington D.C. time Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RpIj6-fgQ_OZ8M19URCNig In India, incitement, disinformation and stigmatization of minority faith groups, including by senior political figures, have led to a surge of hate speech in social media, and increasing hostility and violence against religious minorities. Anti-conversion …

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Sri Lanka: Religious Minorities and Freedom of Religion – Report to the UPR 42nd session

On 14 July 2022, the World Evangelical Alliance, the Asia Evangelical Alliance (AEA), and Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sri Lanka scheduled for February 2023 during the UPR 42nd session. Our joint submission reported on the situation of religious …

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Argentina: Human Trafficking – Report to the UPR 42nd session

On 14 July 2022, the World Evangelical Alliance, the Christian Alliance of Evangelical Churches of the Argentine Republic (ACIERA), and Mujeres por la Nación (Women for the Nation) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Argentina scheduled for January 2023 during the UPR 42nd session. …

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Switzerland: Solidarity Crime & Discrimination on Basis of Religion – Report to the UPR 42nd session

On 8 July 2022, the World Evangelical Alliance, Freikirchen.ch, the Swiss Evangelical Alliance (SEA-RES), and the European Evangelical Alliance submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Switzerland scheduled for January 2023 during the UPR 42nd session. Our joint submission reported on the criminalization of the …

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Peru: Human Trafficking – Report to the UPR 42nd session

On 8 July 2022, the World Evangelical Alliance and the Union of Evangelical Christian Churches of Peru (UNICEP) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Peru scheduled for January 2023 during the UPR 42nd session. Our joint submission reported on the situation of human trafficking …

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Minority rights coalition sheds light on India’s human rights record for UN’s fourth Universal Periodic Review

[Washington D.C., London, Geneva] 17 June 2022. A new coalition of minority rights campaigners says that minorities in India are on the edge of a precipice as their rights and freedoms have eroded in the face of a growing violent majoritarian ideology. As UN member states prepare to gather in November to review India’s human …

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Algeria: Freedom of Religion or Belief – Report to the UPR 41st session

On 30 March 2022, the World Evangelical Alliance, the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches, the Protestant Church of Algeria (EPA), and Middle East Concern submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Algeria scheduled for November 2022 during …

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Greece : Amend or annul the legal provisions prohibiting proselytism

The World Evangelical Alliance called on Greece to take measures to guarantee that options available for religious classes include all the country’s major religious denominations, and to amend or annul the legal provisions prohibiting proselytism. The statement was made at the Human Rights Council 49th session, during the Council’s adoption of the Universal Periodic Review …

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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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