The International Institute of Religious Freedom published all the 12 official reports to the UN Human Rights Council of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religions and Belief, presented by the present United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of… Continue reading
Russia Religion News reports that the European Court of Human Rights (E.C.H.R.) has posed questions to Russia over the treatment of Jehova’s Witnesses in recent court cases (reported elsewhere on this website).
The Witnesses appeal will be considered on… Continue reading
Russia: Exploring Interfaith Dialogue and Freedom of Religion
An event organised in Brussels by
The European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom (EIFRF) and
The All Faiths Network (AFN)
Jan Figel, EU Special Envoy for the Promotion of… Continue reading
Mushfig Bayram reports on the Forum 18 news site that Muslims, Protestants, Jehova’s Witnesses and others are subject to torture.
“Torture and impunity for torturers continues in Uzbekistan, directed against Muslims, Protestants, Jehovah’s Witnesses and people of other faiths. Women… Continue reading
London: All Faiths Network Director Martin Weightman chaired a panel at the International Media Conference on “Exposure of Conflict Areas in the World with Parlicular Referrence to Kashmir. In his opening remarks he highlighted the importance of interfaith dialogue and… Continue reading
Warsaw: AFN attended the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting covering sessions on Freedom of Religion, Belief and Conscience as well as Tolerance and Non-Discrimination. The OSCE is an intergovernmental body comprising 57 countries and provides a forum for governments and… Continue reading
Human Rights Without Frontiers reports that Donald Jay Ossewaarde, an American national who has lived in Oryol, Russia, since 2005, filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights March 30, 2017, based on his arrest and conviction of… Continue reading
AFN members, along with 60,000 Hindu pilgrims attended the biggest Hindu festival outside India Bhaktivedanta Manor, near Watford. The event was to celebrate Sri Krishno Janmashtami – the birth of Lord Krishna and there were events, plays, games dancing, talks… Continue reading
Dublin City Interfaith Forum reports that the Republic of Ireland has been classed among the most tolerant in the world for religion, citing a recent study from the Pew Research Center.
The small, mostly Catholic, nation of the Republic Of… Continue reading
Further use of ‘anti-extremist’ laws being used to stifle dissent and new religions is reported by the SOVA Centre for Information and Analysis. In a summary introduced: “The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in… Continue reading