Parliamentarians from 14 countries call on Russia for protecting religious minorities

Posted on 14th October 2017  Source EIFRF/FOB/FORB, October 13, 2017 Council of Europe cross-party initiative: Parliamentarians from 14 European countries call upon Russian government to put an end to religious freedom violations against minorities On Friday 13 October, 28 parliamentarians at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, coming from 14 European countries and[…]

Regarding Discrimination on Scientology and Others in the Russian Federation

Scientology Presentation to Working Session 6 at the OSCE – ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of 2017 Warsaw, Poland • Oral presentation at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Meeting of 2017, Working Session 6. From the Church of Scientology Human Rights and Public Affairs[…]

The protection of Religious Freedom improved now by the Council of Europe

At the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Rapporteur Mr. Valeriu Ghiletchi proposed the members of the Assembly coming from the 47 countries a Resolution and a Recommendation for “The protection of the rights of parents and children belonging to religious minorities”. After having conducted very intense debates at the very Committee of Equality and[…]

High level seminar on Freedom of religion in Europe: achievements and perspectives

The high-level seminar “Freedom of Religion in Europe: achievements and perspectives”, organised by the Permanent Representation of San Marino and the Council on International Law and Politics, will explore recent achievements and perspectives on freedom of religion, focusing on issues related to migrations, refugees and education in Europe. Minister for Foreign and Political Affairs and[…]

The rapporteur Mr Valeriu Ghiletchi,presents his memorandum on “The protection of the rights of parents and children belonging to religious minorities”

Here you can find the explanatory memorandum by Mr. Valeriu Ghiletchi 1. Introduction 1. The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination appointed me as rapporteur on “The protection of the rights of parents and children belonging to religious minorities” on 3 December 2014. I presented a preliminary draft report in April 2016 and a draft report[…]


(from ) The Supreme Court of Russia is set to judge whether Jehovah’s Witnesses can be considered as an “extremist” body. This came after the Russian Justice Ministry made its application for an order which will shut the national headquarters of this group. Jehovah’s Witnesses has its base near St. Petersburg. The website of the[…]