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Policies

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 / 1993 / Board of Directors / Archived

Destructive cults and sects

The following resolution was rescinded by the IHEU General Assembly on 8 June 2008 and is therefore no longer in…
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Policy / 1993 / Yugoslavia (former) / Board of Directors / Archived

Yugoslavia and “ethnic cleansing” (1993)

The International Humanist and Ethical Union deplores the intense inter-communal hatred and warfare that have been unleashed in the former…
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Policy / 1993 / Board of Directors / Current

Any Kind of Racism and Nazism

In the wake of great political upheavals in Europe, as well as overpopulation and oppression in many countries in the…
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Policy / 1993 / Board of Directors / Current

Genital mutilation of females

The International Humanist & Ethical Union Noting that the United Nations in its charter declares the dignity and worth of…
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Policy / 1992 / Ireland / Amsterdam, Netherlands / World Humanist Congress / Archived

Religious education in Northern Ireland (1992)

The International Humanist & Ethical Union condemns the new Common Syllabus for Religious Education in Northern Ireland, which comes into…
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Policy / 1992 / World Humanist Congress / Current

Human Rights and Development

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) supports human rights conventions adopted by the United Nations, the Council of Europe…
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Policy / 1992 / Ireland / Board of Directors / Pending Review

The abortion issue in Ireland

The International Humanist & Ethical Union and the European Humanist Federation strongly condemn the ruling of the Dublin High Court…
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Policy / 1992 / Eastern Europe / Amsterdam, Netherlands / World Humanist Congress / Archived

Fundamental freedoms in Eastern European countries

The International Humanist & Ethical Union Considering that humanism is a positive life stance constituting the foundation of a coherent…
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Policy / 1992 / Amsterdam, Netherlands / World Humanist Congress / Pending Review

Peace

One of the main goals of the International Humanist & Ethical Union is the attempt to establish an honest and…
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