Tags: Human rights

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Freedom of Thought Report 2020

Pandemic harming freedom from religion in many countries, says report

Posted: Fri, 11 Dec 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has undermined the rights of people who reject religious norms in many countries, according to the latest Freedom of Thought Report from Humanists International.

This year's edition of the report, an annual assessment on the rights of... Read More »

Uighur Muslims bussed across China

Parliament set to debate China’s persecution of Uighur Muslims

Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2020

Parliament is expected to debate China's persecution of Uighur Muslims after more than 100,000 people signed a petition demanding action on the issue.

The petition, which has amassed 125,000 signatures at the time of writing, calls on the government to impose... Read More »

European Court of Human Rights

Mandatory declaration of religion breaches human rights, says NSS

Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2020

The National Secular Society has challenged a requirement that parents in Greece must declare their religion on children's birth certificates in an intervention at the European Court of Human Rights.

In Papanikolaou v Greece, the ECHR is considering whether... Read More »

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Brunei introduces death for gay sex and adultery under sharia law

Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Brunei will impose death by stoning to punish gay sex and adultery as it implements a draconian form of Islamic law from next week. Read More »

Dr Ahmed Shaheed

Experts: persecuted Christians review should have broader focus

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2019

A United Nations special rapporteur has urged the government to take a broader view of religious freedom in response to a review focusing on Christian persecution.

In an open letter signatories including Dr Ahmed Shaheed, the UN's special rapporteur on freedom... Read More »

European court backs Belgium’s ban on face veils

European court backs Belgium’s ban on face veils

Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Belgium's ban on wearing face veils in public does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights. Read More »

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