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Council of Muftis complain to U.S. reps about disrespect for Muslims in Russia - 10/02/2013 | EIFRF

From INTERFAX Source Moscow, October 2, Interfax - Deputy Chairman of the Russian Muftis Council Rushan Abbyasov has spoken with representatives of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom about the problems of Muslims in Russia. He expressed concern over the fact that the mass...

European Parliament Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief strongly condemns attack on the All Saints Church in Pakistan - 09/23/2013 | EU Parl WG on FoRB

The European Parliament Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, co-chaired by Dennis de Jong (SP) and Peter van Dalen (ChristenUnie), strongly condemns the suicide attack on the All Saints church in Peshawar, Pakistan on Sunday. The suicide attack was targeted to attack Christians as an...

UCSJ participation to International Religious Freedom Roundtable second annual event - 08/16/2013 | EIFRF

Larry Lerner, Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union (abbreviated UCSJ) President, speaking at the Second Annual International Religious Freedom (IRF) Event on June 27, 2013. In attendance were members of Congress, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), the...

Statement by the Russian Ombudsman's Office regarding a criminal case against 16 Jehovah's Witnesses - 08/08/2013 | HRWF

HRWF (08.08.2013) - On 24 July 2013, Mr. Mikhail Odintsov from the Russian Ombudsman's Office to the Taganrog City Court of the Rostov Region issued a statement regarding a criminal case against  16 Jehovah's Witnesses.   Brief overview of the case   On 5 August 2011,...

L’affaire di Scientology. La qualificazione in via giudiziaria di una confessione nel contesto ‘europeo’ della libertà di religione - 07/14/2013 | EIFRF

Germana Carobene (ricercatore di Diritto ecclesiastico nella Facoltà di Giurisprudenza dell’Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”) SOMMARIO: 1. Il caso della Chiesa di Scientology davanti alla Corte Europea dei diritti dell’uomo - 2. La particolare evoluzione dei rapporti potere politico...

Constitutional Court rules the Constitution guarantees religious freedom in Russia - 07/13/2013 | EIFRF

Source HRWF HRWF (13.07.2013) - On December 5, 2012, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation firmly declared the Constitution guarantees freedom of conscience and freedom of religion as a fundamental personal (civil) right in Russia (Article 28). The Court ruled the Constitution holds...

New EU guidelines on FORB adopted by European Union Council of Ministers - 07/01/2013 | EIFRF

Here are the new guidelines adopted by the European Union Council of Ministers on 24 June, regarding EU external action and Human Rights policy. These are are extremely strong guidelines on religious freedom rights for minority faiths and on non-discrimination and equality for all. EU Guidelines...

La CEDH demande à la France de ne pas renvoyer un chrétien copte en Egypte - 06/14/2013 | EIFRF

Le 6 juin 2013, la Cour Européenne des Droits de l'Homme a rendu un arrêt dans l'affaire M.E /France. Le requérant, un chrétien copte d'Egypte qui avait demandé le droit d'asile à la France, soutenait que son renvoi en Egypte constituerait une violation de l'article 3 de la Convention (« Nul ne...
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