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Tackling manifestations of collective hatred

Tackling manifestations of collective hatred

Contempt, fear, mistrust and political tactics are the principal causes of collective religious hatred, the UN expert on freedom of religion and belief says.
Josephine Adaza: fighting for freedom of religion in Nigeria

Josephine Adaza: fighting for freedom of religion in Nigeria

Minority Fellow Josephine Adaza calls for religious freedom for the Christian minority in Northern Nigeria.
The right to keep or change one’s beliefs

The right to keep or change one’s beliefs

The UN independent expert on freedom of religion urges States consistently to respect, protect and promote the human right to freedom of religion or belief in the area of conversion.
The destruction of cultural and religious sites: a violation of human rights

The destruction of cultural and religious sites: a violation of human rights

Destruction of cultural and religious sites constitutes a violation of human rights.
Addressing incitement to hatred in the Americas

Addressing incitement to hatred in the Americas

Human rights experts discuss the implementation of international human rights standards to address incitement to hatred in the Americas.
Tackling incitement to hatred in the Asia Pacific region

Tackling incitement to hatred in the Asia Pacific region

Human rights experts seek a better understanding of legislation and policies on incitement to hatred in the Asia Pacific region.
Religion, belief and women’s rights

Religion, belief and women’s rights

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay warns against the reassertion of discriminatory practices against women amid political transition in the Middle East and North Africa.
Expert workshop on the prohibition of incitement to hatred

Expert workshop on the prohibition of incitement to hatred

Experts meet in Vienna to focus on the implementation of the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred in Europe.

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