Policies

Blasphemy laws

  • Date / 2000
  • Location Ratified / Australia
  • Ratifying Body / Regional Congress
  • Status / Pending-review

That this Congress views with grave concern the frivolous and vindictive use of blasphemy laws, having negative impact on the freedom of conscience of dissenters and minorities. We call for a strict separation of state from religion, and call on all countries, particularly Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United

Kingdom to bring their domestic legislation in line with universal standards, freedom of religion and belief, as expressed in the UN Declaration on Freedom of Religion and Belief.

IHEU Regional Congress, Australia, November 2000

Suggested academic reference

'Blasphemy laws', Humanists International, Regional Congress, Australia, 2000

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