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Humanists International Observes World Refugee Day

20 June 2020 | 13531, Planá nad Lužnicí, Czechia

Scotland abolishes its “blasphemy” law

24 April 2020 | United Kingdom

Sudan plans to scrap death penalty for apostasy

20 March 2020 | Addabah, Sudan

Blasphemy laws abolished in Ireland

21 January 2020 | Ireland

Humanists call on Norway to make constitution more inclusive

3 October 2019 | Fv120, 3580 Geilo, Norway

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Advocacy Statement / 2017 / India / UN Human Rights Council / Item 8: Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action /

Hypocrisy in the context of freedom of expression

ORAL STATEMENT International Humanist and Ethical Union United Nations Human Rights Council, 28th Session Agenda Item 8: General Debate Speaker:…
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Advocacy Statement / 2017 / Mauritania / UN Human Rights Council / Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention /

Blasphemy laws and freedom of expression for the non-religious

ORAL STATEMENT International Humanist and Ethical Union United Nations Human Rights Council, 28th Session Agenda Item 4: General Debate Speaker:…
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Advocacy Statement / 2015 / Denmark / UN Human Rights Council / Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights /

Victim-blaming and violence in the name of religion

ORAL STATEMENT International Humanist and Ethical Union United Nations Human Rights Council, 28th Session Agenda Item 3: General Debate Speaker:…
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Advocacy Statement / 2018 / Iran / UN Human Rights Council / Item 9: Follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action /

The Durban Declaration and apostasy

International Humanist and Ethical Union ORAL STATEMENT UN Human Rights Council, 39rd Session (18th – 20th September 2018) General Debate: Item 9 Kacem…
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Advocacy Statement / 2018 / Egypt / UN Human Rights Council / Item 9: Follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action /

The Durban Declaration and cultural rights

ORAL STATEMENT International Humanist and Ethical Union UN Human Rights Council, 38th Session (18th June – 6th July 2018) General…
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Advocacy Statement / 2018 / Vatican City / UN Human Rights Council / Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights /

Freedom of religion or belief: responding to the Holy See

ORAL STATEMENT International Humanist and Ethical Union UN Human Rights Council, 37th Session (27th February – 23rd March 2018) General…
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Advocacy Statement / 2014 / Cameroon / UN Human Rights Council / Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights /

The right to free expression and assembly for LBGTI people

ORAL STATEMENT United Nations Human Rights Council, 26th Session (10th – 27th June 2014) General Debate, Item 3 Elizabeth O’Casey,…
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