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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 / 2020 / UN Human Rights Council / Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights /

Opposing the anti-LGBTI practice of ‘conversion therapy’

International Humanist and Ethical Union 44th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (30th June – 20th July 2020) Interactive…
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Advocacy Statement / 2016 / Bahrain / UN Human Rights Council / Item 2: Annual report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights /

The harassment of civil society organisations at the UN

ORAL STATEMENT International Humanist and Ethical Union UN Human Rights Council, 32nd Session (13th June – 1st July 2016) General…
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Advocacy Statement / 2016 / France / UN Human Rights Council / Item 2: Annual report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights /

The role of secularism in the protection of human rights

ORAL STATEMENT International Humanist and Ethical Union UN Human Rights Council, 33rd Session (13th September – 30th September 2016) General…
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Advocacy Statement / 2016 / Mauritania / UN Human Rights Council / Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights /

Arrest of anti-slavery activists in Mauritania

ORAL STATEMENT International Humanist and Ethical Union UN Human Rights Council, 33rd Session (13th September – 30th September 2016) General…
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Advocacy Statement / 2016 / Egypt / UN Human Rights Council / Item 8: Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action /

Blasphemy laws in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco

ORAL STATEMENT United Nations Human Rights Council, 33rd Session (13th – 30th September 2016) General Debate: Item 8 Speaker: Kacem…
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Advocacy Statement / 2017 / Bangladesh / UN Human Rights Council / Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights /

Interactive dialogue with Ahmed Shaheed on freedom of expression

ORAL STATEMENT International Humanist and Ethical Union UN Human Rights Council, 34th Session (27th February – 31st March 2017) Interactive Dialogue…
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Advocacy Statement / 2017 / Algeria / UN Human Rights Council / Item 9: Follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action /

Apostasy laws in Muslim majority countries

ORAL STATEMENT International Humanist and Ethical Union UN Human Rights Council, 34th Session  General Debate, Item 9: Contemporary Forms of Racism, Xenophobia…
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Advocacy Statement / 2017 / Bangladesh / UN Human Rights Council / Item 2: Annual report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights /

The killing of human rights defenders

ORAL STATEMENT International Humanist and Ethical Union UN Human Rights Council, 35th Session (6th June – 30 June 2017) General…
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