Know Your Rights!
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
-The entire UN Declaration of Human Rights which details all of your inter-related rights. Related to Freedom of Religion and Belief and related issues are Articles 1, 2, 18, 19, 20 and 26. Full Declaration.
UN Declaration on Eliminating Intolerance
of Religion & Belief
– The full title is the Declaration on Elimination of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion and Belief. It outlines in 8 short articles your human rights! Full Declaration. Updated Full Declaration.
Blasphemy & Defamation Laws
‘Speaking Freely About Religion’
-A detailed IHEU policy paper concerning Religious Freedom and the relationship between Blashpemy and Defamation in UN Resolutions. Full Text.
‘Combating Defamation of Religion’
-IHEU article on efforts by Islamic Nations to introduce blasphemy laws under new name. Full Article.
Abuses of Freedom of Religion & Belief
Around the World
Special Rapporteur’s ‘Digest on Freedom
of Religion and Belief’
-Excerpts of the Special Rapporteurs UN reports from 1986 – 2011 arranged by topics. Full Report.
UN site’s ‘Issues in Focus’
-UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights yearly issues in focus on freedom of religion and belief. Website.
Special Rapporteur’s Report
-A sample of the UN Special Rapporteur for Religion and Belief’s country visit and report on Human Rights issues in Paraguay in March 2011. Full Report.
Africa’s Blapshemy Laws
-IHEU representative Leo Igwe’s statement on the abuses and severity of Blashpemy laws in coutnries throughout Africa. Full Statement.
Pakistan’s Blashpemy Laws
-An IHEU article discussing incidents of Blashpemy in Pakistan. Full Article.
-2001, Dr. Yunis Shaikh peace activist and founder of the Progressive group ‘Enlightenment’ convicted of death sentence. Full Article.
Abolishment of UK Blasphemy Laws
-As late as 2008, Blasphemy laws were in place in the UK but repealed after debate in the House of Lords. Full Article.