Human Rights

HRC47

States’ Pandemic Response Should be Inclusive of their Religious Minorities

On 21 June 2021, at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, during the interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner on the central role of the State in responding to pandemics, the World Evangelical Alliance made an oral statement via video calling on States to hold a dialogue with their religious …

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Central African Republic: Peace Process Needs Be Intensified and Include Interfaith Platform Leaders (in French)

At the Human Rights Council’s 46th session, the World Evangelical Alliance and Caritas Internationalis made a statement on the human rights situation in CAR, calling for national reconciliation with the participation of leaders of the Interfaith Platform, who enjoy moral authority in the society, as well as the restoration of State authority. We also re-iterated …

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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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Malawi: Anti-Trafficking Measures Welcomed and Should Continue

During the Human Rights Council 46th Session, the adoption of Malawi’s report by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group was an opportunity for the WEA to welcome the anti-trafficking efforts and commitments by Malawi’s government. WEA underscored the importance of continued efforts to counter human trafficking, as had been mentioned in our pre-session briefing …

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Statement: Pandemic Has Exacerbated Religiously-Motivated Stigmatization and Violence

On 25 February 2021 at the Human Rights Council 46th Session, during the Agenda Item 2 General Debate, the World Evangelical Alliance said that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated religiously-motivated stigmatization and violence in many countries, providing examples form India and Sri Lanka. Read the statement.

Statement: States Should Take Pro-Active Measures Against the Use of Hate Speech to Target Minorities

At the Human Rights Council 46th Session, during Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on minority issues regarding report on hate speech, social media and minorities, the World Evangelical Alliance made a statement providing examples of hate speech being used as a tool to target religious minorities in India and Sri Lanka. We urged governments and elected …

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Joint Statement on the sanctions imposed on Syria

On 9 March 2021, during the the 46th session of the Human Rights Council, the World Evangelical Alliance, Caritas Internationalis, the World Council of Churches, and other Christian organizations, made the following statement on unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria, that are seriously hampering the ability of NGOs and Church-based organisations to deliver essential aid …

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Syria: Immediate Action Needed for Permanent Ceasefire and Response to Humanitarian Crisis

At the 46th session of the Human Rights Council, during the Interactive Dialogue with Commission of Inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic, the World Evangelical Alliance made a statement calling all parties involved in the Syrian conflict for an immediate and permanent ceasefire and putting an end to human rights and humanitarian law violations. We reiterated …

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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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