Freedom of Religion

Turkey: Freedom of Religion or Belief – Submission to the Human Rights Committee 132nd session

The Protestan Kiliseler Derneği (Association of Protestant Churches – Turkey), the World Evangelical Alliance, the European Evangelical Alliance, and Middle East Concern jointly submitted a report to the Human Rights Committee, on 7 May 2021, ahead of the consideration of the List of Issues Prior Reporting for Turkey during the Committee’s 132nd session in June …

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France: Freedom of Religion or Belief – Submission to the Human Rights Committee 132nd session

With the support of the World Evangelical Alliance and the European Evangelical Alliance, the National Council of Evangelicals in France – Conseil National des Evangéliques de France CNEF – reported to the Human Rights Committee, on 6 May 2021, on (1) freedom of religion or belief and the proposed modifications to the regime of the …

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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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National Evangelical Alliances Provide Good Examples of Standing Up Against Discrimination, Exclusion and Scapegoating.

On 3 March 2021 at the Human Rights Council 46th Session, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief presented his report on Anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination and the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief. The Interactive Dialogue was an opportunity for the WEA to provide good examples of inter-faith solidarity …

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Libya: Recognize the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief in line with Article 18 of the ICCPR

At the Human Rights Council 46th Session, during the adoption of Libya’s report by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, we stressed the importance of respecting the right to Freedom of Religion or Belief and called on the government of Libya to bring the 2017 draft Constitution in line with Article 18 of the …

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Maldives: Ensure Respect for the Right to Have or Adopt a Religion of One’s Choice – Oral Statement

At the Human Rights Council 46th Session, during the adoption of Maldives’ report by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, the WEA stressed the importance of respecting the right to Freedom of Religion or Belief and called on the government of Maldives to withdraw its reservation to Article 18 of the ICCPR, and to …

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Algeria: Allow re-opening of all Protestant Churches

On 11 March 2021 at the Human Rights Council 46th session, during the Agenda Item 4 General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention, the World Evangelical Alliance, the World Council of Churches and Christian Solidarity Worldwide expressed grave concern at the ongoing closure of Protestant churches in Algeria. Read our statement.

Algeria: Protestant Churches Face Arbitrary Closures – Submission to the Human Rights Council

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), the Middle East Concern (MEC) and the Protestant Church of Algeria, (Église Protestante d’Algérie – EPA) submitted a joint written statement to the Human Rights Council’s 46th session, which will take place from February 22 to March 23, 2021. The statement addresses the forced closure of Protestant churches and refusal …

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India: Anti-Conversion Laws Incentivize Violence Against Religious Minorities – Submission to the Human Rights Council

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) submitted a joint written statement to the Human Rights Council’s 46th session, which will take place from February 22 to March 23, 2021. The statement addresses the increasingly deteriorating environment for religious minorities in India in 2020 and the incitement to religious violence …

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