An expanded legal guide to issues surrounding registration and recognition of religious and belief organisations and communities has been published by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
“Guidelines on the Legal Personality of Religious or Belief… Continue reading
On Thursday 27TH November 2014, Members of the Lords debated the role of religion and belief in British public life. The debate included two bishops, the honorary president of the Muslim Women’s Network, a council member of… Continue reading
SOURCE: Channelnewsasia: SINGAPORE: A Falun Gong supporter was sentenced to two months’ jail and six strokes of the cane on Wednesday (Jan 20) after pleading guilty to vandalising a pillar under the MRT track – which belongs to SMRT –… Continue reading
Source: The Independent: The number of antisemitic incidents reported in the UK reached a record high last year as people reacted to the conflict in Israel and Gaza, according to research published today.
The Community Security Trust (CST), which monitors… Continue reading
SOURCE: Online Athens: American Muslims often get the kind of treatment once reserved for blacks and Jews, dehumanized groups that also were the victims of racial and ethnic prejudice and violence, according to University of Georgia religion professor Alan Godlas.… Continue reading
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.