Russia Religion News reports that, after months of preparatory work and a long history of repression, the Chief Directorate of the Ministry of Justice of Russia for the republic of Crimea and Sevastopol has immediately granted all 22 applications for… Continue reading
The Russian Ministry of Justice is planning to obtain approval on a proposal that will allow them greater control over the finances of some religious institutions.
The new powers will amend the law “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious… Continue reading
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, has issued a statement explaining the position (and inaction) of the ICC in relation to the alleged crimes committed by ISIS.
Bensouda states: “Since the summer of 2014, my Office has… Continue reading
Home Secretary Teresa May has announced new measures to be taken by the Extremism Analysis Unit to combat extremism.
In a speech at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in London she said the Unit would “help us… Continue reading
The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief has called for changes in Kazakhstan laws to bring them into line with article 18 of the Covenant and other relevant international human rights standards.
The Human… Continue reading
Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) are calling for proposed new ‘race and religion’ laws in Myanmar to be scrapped, amid fears they could fuel discrimination and violence
Amnesty fear the proposed laws could entrench… Continue reading
The Austrian parliament has passed a Bill requiring a standardised German translation of the Qur’an, and banning both foreign imams and foreign funding for Islam in the country.
The far-right party in Austria wanted the bill, which… 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
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