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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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Central African Republic: Call for the respect of the ceasefire

The World Evangelical Alliance, jointly with Caritas Internationalis, called on all parties in Central African Republic to respect the ceasefire, for dialogue between the government and the armed groups, and the implementation of a disarmament, demobilization and reintegration process with a view to the return of the exercise of sovereign powers by the State and …

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WEA calls on India and Algeria to repeal stringent legal restrictions on NGO access to funding

On 20 June 2022, at the Human Rights Council 50th session, during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and association, the World Evangelical Alliance called on the governments of India and Algeria to repeal laws that put stringent requirements and restrictions on access to funding and require additional burdensome …

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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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Algeria: End persecution of Evangelical Protestants and allow churches to reopen

On 22 March 2022, at the Human Rights Council 49th session, during the general debate under Agenda Item 4, the World Evangelical Alliance called on Algerian authorities to end their persecution of Protestant and Evangelical Christians, rescind the unjust court sentences, and allow the churches forcibly closed to reopen.