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. Our joint submission reported on the situation of freedom of religion or belief and freedom of conscience in France in the context of increased State surveillance of religious worship, Covid-19 Pandemic, the increasing of anti-religious acts of violence and hate speech, and lack of tolerance towards minoritarian opinions or convictions.