Since 1952 we have created policy positions on important global issues.

Our policies are passed in-line with our general statement of policy, agreed in 2015.

Here you can search our database of past and current policy papers, which guide the work of our organization.

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Policy / 2000 / Bangladesh / Board of Directors / Archived

Taslima Nasreen (2000-12)

Honorable Prime Minister We address you this open letter, alarmed at the treatment of our fellow humanist and defender of…
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Policy / 2000 / Australia / Regional Congress / Pending Review


This Congress through CAHS calls upon the federal and each state and territory government to develop sustainable ecological policies, provide…
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Policy / 1999 / Iraq / General Assembly / Archived

Iraq (1999-01)

The IHEU commiserates with the suffering of the Iraqi people and deplores the economic sanctions, bombings, and use of depleted…
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Policy / 1999 / General Assembly / Current

Caste System

Humanism requires that nowhere in the world will people be discriminated on the basis of colour, creed, language or religion.…
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Policy / 1999 / Mumbai, India / IHEU General Assembly / Pending Review

Humanists and Euthanasia

The 14th Congress of the IHEU supports a change of the law with suitable safeguards to allow a competent person,…
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Policy / 1999 / Mumbai, India / General Assembly / Pending Review

Humanists and organ donation

It is recommended that Humanists should donate organs after death and blood while alive, for the benefit of other people.…
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Policy / 1999 / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review


The 14th World Congress of the IHEU supports a change to the law in every country. This law would allow…
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Policy / 1997 / London, United Kingdom / Board of Directors / Current

Religious abuse of children

Whereas children’s rights have gained official recognition ever since 1990 when the United Nations hosted the World Summit on Children…
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