Issues in focus


Year
Symbol number
Title
2017 A/HRC/34/50Identification of persistent challenges and emerging trends and presenting an agenda for operationalizing the right to freedom of religion or belief within and across the United Nations system and beyond.
2016 A/71/269The broad range of violations of freedom of religion or belief, their root causes and variables
2016 A/HRC/31/18Two closely interrelated rights: freedom of religion or belief and freedom of opinion and expression
2015 A/70/286The rights of the child and his or her parents in the area of freedom of religion or belief
A/HRC/28/66Preventing violence committed in the name of religion
2014
Tackling religious intolerance and discrimination in the workplace
A/HRC/25/58Tackling manifestations of collective religious hatred
2013
A/68/290Freedom of religion or belief and equality between men and women
A/HRC/22/51Freedom of religion or belief of persons belonging to religious minorities
2012
A/67/303The right to conversion as part of freedom of religion or belief
A/HRC/19/60Meanings of "recognition" and the role of the State 
2011
A/66/156The role of the State in promoting interreligious communication

A/HRC/16/53

Freedom of religion or belief and school education

2010
A/65/207Efforts to protect and promote freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief
A/HRC/13/40Early warning signs of discrimination and violence on the grounds or in the name of religion or belief
2009
A/64/159Situation of persons in vulnerable situations, including persons deprived of their liberty, refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced persons, children, persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and migrants
A/HRC/10/8Discrimination based on religion or belief and its impact on the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights
2008
A/63/161Citizenship issues and religious discrimination in administrative procedures
A/CONF.211/PC/WG.1/5Joint response by special procedures to the questionnaire pursuant to decision PC.1/10 of the Preparatory Committee of the Durban Review Conference
2007
A/62/280 Situation of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons; situation of persons with atheistic or non-theistic beliefs
A/HRC/6/5 Overview of the mandate’s issues of concern according to the categories of the Special Rapporteur's framework for communications

A/HRC/4/21

Vulnerable situation of women; Violations linked to counter-terrorism measures; Religious minorities and new religious movements

2006

A/61/340

Patterns and trends in freedom of religion or belief

A/HRC/2/3

Incitement to racial and religious hatred and the promotion of tolerance

E/CN.4/2006/5

Framework for communications; Display of religious symbols from an international human rights perspective

E/CN.4/2006/120

Situation of detainees at Guantánamo Bay

2005

A/60/399

The question of conversion; The freedom of religion or belief of detainees

E/CN.4/2005/61

Human rights violations committed because of religion or belief; Inter-religious violence and non-State actors; Conversions; Places of worship and other religious buildings or properties; Religious publications; Registration; Anti-terrorist legislation; Categorization of religions

2004

A/59/366

Communications; Prevention activities

E/CN.4/2004/63

Education; Inter-religious dialogue

2003

A/58/296

Follow-up to the International Consultative Conference on School Education in relation with Freedom of Religion and Belief, Tolerance and Non-discrimination

E/CN.4/2003/66

Prevention of intolerance and discrimination in the post-11 September 2001 context

2002

A/57/274

Follow-up to the International Consultative Conference on School Education in relation with Freedom of Religion and Belief, Tolerance and Non-discrimination

E/CN.4/2002/73

Examination of the consequences of the events of 11 September 2001 as regards tolerance and non-discrimination; Outcome of the 2001 International Consultative Conference

2001

A/56/253

Interreligious dialogue; Cooperation with non-governmental organizations

E/CN.4/2001/63

 

Situation of minorities in terms of the principles of tolerance and non-discrimination in the field of religion and belief; Work of the Preparatory Committee for the International Consultative Conference on School Education in relation to Freedom of Religion and Belief, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination

2000

A/55/280

Contribution to the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

E/CN.4/2000/65

Follow-up to the World Conference Against Racism; Defamation of religions; Visit to the Holy Sea


Mandate
Contact

Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
c/o Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations at Geneva
8-14 avenue de la Paix
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

Fax: (+41) 22 917 90 06

E-mail: freedomofreligion@ohchr.org or urgent-action@ohchr.org

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