Freedom of opinion and expression

Report: The Paradox of Hate Speech Legislative Restrictions

On 30 October 2023, the World Evangelical Alliance submitted a report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief in response to the Special Rapporteur’s call for input on “Advocacy of Hatred Based on Religion or Belief – Transformative Responses”. In our report, we address the paradox of the rise of […]

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WEA, WCC and Caritas jointly condemn religious hatred in urgent debate at the Human Rights Council

The World Evangelical Alliance, the World Council of Churches and Caritas Internationalis condemn all desecration, destruction or disrespect of sacred texts, as well as religious objects or places of worship, while calling to protect freedom of expression and freedom of religion, and to engage in dialogue across religions and beliefs. The joint oral statement was

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France: Freedom of Religion – Recommendations to the UPR 43rd session

On 11 October 2022, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), the Conseil National des Évangéliques de France (CNEF), the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA), and the European Baptist Federation (EBF) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of France scheduled for May 2023 during the UPR 43rd session.

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Canada: Protection of Persons with Disabilities, Human Trafficking, Freedom of Religion – Report to the UPR 44th session

On 31 March 2023, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Canada scheduled for November 2023 during the UPR 44th session. Our joint submission reported on the situation of the right to life

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France: Freedom of Religion – Report to the UPR 43rd session

On 11 October 2022, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), the Conseil National des Évangéliques de France (CNEF), the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA), and the European Baptist Federation (EBF) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of France scheduled for May 2023 during the UPR 43rd session.

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DR Congo: Human rights situation – Report to the UPR 33rd session (in French)

Joint report submitted to the Human Rights Council by the World Evangelical Alliance, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Franciscans International (FI), and Caritas Internationalis, ahead of the Universal Periodic Review of the DRC during the UPR 33rd session. 4 October 2018. Report in French.

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France: Freedom of Conscience and Freedom of Expression – Joint report to the UPR 29th session

The WEA jointly with the National Council of Evangelicals of France (Cnef) and the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA), submitted a report to the 29th session of the Universal Periodic Review, on freedom of conscience and freedom of expression in France. We called on the Governement of France to preserve conscientious objection in areas such as

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France: Freedom of Expression – Report to the UN Human Rights Committee 114th session

The Conseil National des Évangéliques de France (CNEF) submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee 114th session, the 5th periodical review of France in its application of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The main topics were freedom to express one’s beliefs or opinions in public and to manifest

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Kazakhstan: Freedom of Religion and Belief – Joint Report to the UPR 20th session

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), jointly with Open Doors and the International Institute for Religious Freedom (IIRF), submitted a report on religious freedom issues in the Republic of Kazakhstan, to the 20th session of the Universal Periodic Review. The joint submission addressed the new Religion Law that imposes a complex registration system, bans unregistered religious

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