SOURCE: Jehovas Witnesses website, JANUARY 23, 2015: Russian Federation Supreme Court Decision Sets Dangerous Precedent for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia
On November 12, 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld a lower court ruling that declared the… Continue reading
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Council of Europe Briefing: An attempted strike against minority religions fails Instead, a landmark victory for freedom of religion or belief
SOURCE: European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom & All Faiths Network.
10 Apr. 2014 – STRASBOURG. The recommendations of French MP Rudy Salles which would have had the effect of exporting French anti-religious policies to the 47 Member States… Continue reading
Top ECtHR expert (former Jurisconsult of the ECtHR) gives opinion on Rudy Salle’s report at Council of Europe
Vincent Berger is the former Jurisconsult of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).
He has been the ECtHR Jurisconsult for… Continue reading
The attached letter is from The Guild of Experts on Religion and Law regarding the Council of Europe report.
Source: Nederlands Dagblad (Netherlands Daily) 1 April 2014: Further reporting on the concerns about the Council of Europe report: http://www.nd.nl/artikelen/2014/april/01/protest-tegen-europees-anti-sektenplan-zwelt-aan
STRASBOURG – More than sixty humanitarian and religious organizations in Europe are protesting heavily against a plan… Continue reading
Criticism: The Council of Europe is Letting the Freedom of Religion Down
29 March 2014 Birthe B. Pedersen writes from France
“An attack against the Freedom of Religion”. That’s how the criticism against the proposed… Continue reading
Here attached is an open letter signed by a total of 64 concerned organisations and groups, sent on 31st March to The Honorable Anne Brasseur, President, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The letter details the deep… Continue reading
The Legal Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe report entitled “The protection of minors against the excesses of sects” is due to be considered for adoption by the full Parliamentary Assembly at the beginning of April. The… Continue reading
Here is a round-up of comments and opinions on the Council of Europe Report. There has been a wave of comment raising serious concerns about its implications. See our earlier posts for more details of the report itself.
Co-founder of… Continue reading