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New EU Parliament draft report - guidelines for religious freedom - 05/07/2013 | EIFRF

Draft report with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on the draft EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief (2013/2082(INI)) - 30.4.2013 Committee on Foreign Affairs  Rapporteur: Laima Liucija Andrikiené...

Pew Research Center : talk at the Vatican by Brian J. Grim - 05/07/2013 | EIFRF

Brian J. Grim of the Pew Research Center in a talk at the Vatican, which summarizes the latest Pew Research findings on international religious freedom and provides an overview on the rising tide of restrictions on religion around the world coming from governments as well as groups in society.

Tensions between the State and religious minorities in regards to family issues: the French example - 05/02/2013 | EIFRF

Relations between civil society and religious minorities are dealt with in different ways throughout the countries of Europe. The significant increase of religious minorities, whether they are relatively new religious movements or traditional ones but new to European countries, can create tensions...

Western Europe strongly criticized by USCIRF 2013 report - 05/01/2013 | EIFRF

Western Europe has been criticized in the last report 2013 (just released) of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent federal advisory body created by the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) to monitor religious freedom abuses abroad. Extracts of the...

A SUMMARY OF VITAL PRINCIPLES RELATING TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD AND PARENTS - 05/01/2013 | EIFRF

Extracts based on the work of Marco Ventura Professor of Canon Law / Law and Religion, KU Leuven See full presentation on the Conference of the 23 April 2013 at Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for more details 1. There is no State discretion in assessing the legitimacy of beliefs....

New resolution on religious freedom adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe - 04/25/2013 | EIFRF

Safeguarding human rights in relation to religion and belief, and protecting religious communities from violence   Strasbourg, 24.04.2013 – Concerned about increasing physical and psychological violence against religious communities throughout the world, the Assembly today called on member...

Professors and religious leaders write to Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe - 04/17/2013 | EIFRF

20 eminent professors and religious leaders from various countries of Europe wrote to Mr Alexander Chope, President of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in a common statement denouncing the willingness of a French deputy to...
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