Marcos Gonzalez, acceptance speech of the prize Religious Freedom Awards 2019

Professor Marcos González, Prof. Religious Freedom Law Autonomous University of Madrid, receiving his award said that “It is with pride that I accept this award as it has already been given to great professors…“. He also pointed out that “in Spain more and more churches are seen in the cities and this headquarters [of the[…]

Adoracion Castro Jover – acceptance speechof the prize Religious Freedom Awards 2019

Full Professor Adoracion Castro Jover, emphasized that “It is a paradox that an award must be given for the defense of religious freedom in a democracy…” and that “We must continue to fight for the [religious] minorities who still do not find the space they deserve in Spain.” Completing her presentation and thanks, she reflected on[…]

Miguel Angel Aguilar – acceptance speech of the prize Religious Freedom Awards 2019

The State Prosecutor Miguel Ángel Aguilar, possibly one of the most reknowned persons in Spain for his work and knowledge on discrimination and hate crimes, in his prize acceptance speech expressed that he was particularly “concerned with the hate speech through social media”… “there are messages aimed at promoting hate, discrimination, hostility and some times[…]

A Public Prosecutor and Two Professors Receive the 2019 Religious Freedom Awards organized by the Church of Scientology and its Foundation.

Este viernes se hizo entrega de la 6ª edición de los Premios de Libertad Religiosa en España Madrid, 6 September 2019. The three awardees at the Religious Freedom Awards event were two specialists in Ecclesiastical State Law (Constitutional Law on Religious Freedom) and probably the most active prosecutor in all Spain (if not in Europe)[…]

Jews abused, spat on in Munich anti-Semitic attacks

From HRWF.NET – DW (07.08.2019)– Jewish groups say anti-Semitic attacks are happening with increasing frequency in Bavaria. The latest incidents follow several recent high profile cases in other German cities. Jewish people in Munich suffered two anti-Semitic attacks within days of each other, police and a Jewish group announced on Tuesday. On Saturday, a rabbi[…]

Hungary: When the law and force is used to harm citizens instead of protecting them

Shockingly enough (or not), it gives the impression some Hungarian officials are on a run to become the most hated anti-religious people in Europe. In order to achieve that, they have been very diligent in copying expired actions already perpetrated by people who tried to stop the religious freedom of Scientologists and others in Spain,[…]

Scientologists protest to defend their Freedom of Religion and Belief in Hungary

Source: European InterReligious Forum for Religious Freedom ) Today in Budapest, several hundreds of Scientologists gathered peacefully with candles before their Church in Budapest to protest what they called an outrageous and wholesale violation of the human rights of all Scientologists in the country. Indeed, today, 50 police officers of the National Investigation Office raided[…]

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[…]

A Jehovah’s Witness Wins the Battle for Bloodless Surgery in Catalonia

The awardee of one of the three 2016 Religious Freedom Awards, the attorney Iván jiménez-Aybar, achieves another victory for religious freedom and non discriminated treatment. Article written by Jesús G Albalat (J. G. Albalat – @jgalbalat ) (translated with Google) ORIGINAL The woman asked to be operated on public health and, in the absence of[…]

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[…]

Council of Europe wants to protect the rights of parents and children belonging to religious minorities

Next April 27th, 2017 the PACE of the Council of Europe a motion to protect the rights of parents and children belonging to religious minorities. The PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination today called on all Council of Europe member states to protect the rights of parents and children belonging to religious minorities by taking[…]