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Statements by the Special Rapporteur


2014

Statement at the conclusion of the visit to Viet Nam by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief from (21 to 31 July 2014)

Statement at the conclusion of the visit to Kazakhstan by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief from (25 March to 4 April 2014)

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, during the 25th session of the Human Rights Council (11 March 2014)


2013

Statement by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, during the 68th session of the General Assembly in New York (29 October 2013)

Statement at the conclusion of the visit to Jordan by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief from 2 to 10 September 2013 (10 September 2013)

Statement at the conclusion of the visit to Sierra Leone by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief from 30 June to 5 July 2013 (5 July 2013)

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, during the 22th session of the Human Rights Council (5 March 2013)


2012

Statement by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, during the 67th session of the General Assembly in New York  (25 October 2012)

Statement at the conclusion of the visit to Cyprus by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief from 29 March to 5 April 2012  (5 April 2012)

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, during the 19th session of the Human Rights Council (5 March 2012)


2011

Statement by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, during the 66th session of the General Assembly in New York
(20 October 2011)

Joint submission for the OHCHR expert workshop on the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred (expert workshop on the Americas, 12-13 October 2011, Santiago de Chile) by Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief; Mr. Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; and Mr. Githu Muigai, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

Joint submission for the OHCHR expert workshop on the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred (expert workshop on Asia-Pacific, 6-7 July 2011, Bangkok) by Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief; Mr. Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; and Mr. Githu Muigai, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

Joint submission for the OHCHR expert workshop on the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred (expert workshop on Africa, 6-7 April 2011, Nairobi) by Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief; Mr. Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; and Mr. Githu Muigai, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

Statement by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief upon concluding his country visit to Paraguay (30 March 2011):
English | Spanish | Guaraní

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, during the 16th session of the Human Rights Council and summary of the interactive dialogue (10 March 2011)

An e-Digest on Freedom of Religion or Belief – 25 years of thought by four UN Special Rapporteurs" (10 March 2011): Download the PDF file with the Rapporteur's Digest on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Pakistan: UN experts condemn killing of Minorities Minister and urge protection of minorities in law and in practice (2 March 2011)

Joint submission for the OHCHR expert workshop on the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred (expert workshop on Europe, 9-10 February 2011, Vienna) by Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief; Mr. Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; and Mr. Githu Muigai, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance


2010

Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, to the sixteenth session of the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/16/53), available in Arabic, Chinese, French, English, Spanish and Russian (15 December 2010)

Summary of the interactive dialogue with the GA Third Committee (21 October 2010)

Statement by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, during the 65th session of the General Assembly in New York (21 October 2010)

“Without human rights, Millennium Goals will fail,” say UN Human Rights Experts (17 September 2010)


2009

Joint statement by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression delivered during the OHCHR side-event on freedom of expression and incitement to racial or religious hatred, 22 April 2009.

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