Annual reports of the Special Rapporteur on the freedom of religion or belief


The Special Rapporteur is mandated by resolution to submit annual thematic report to the March session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and to the General Assembly (GA) in October. At each HRC or GA session, the Special Rapporteur will choose a thematic focus for the annual report through broad consultations with different stakeholders and research. In the annual report, the mandate holder will provide analysis and observation of particular trend or issue of concerns as well as recommendations to the member States, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.

Year

Document Symbol

Presented

Thematic Focus

2020

A/HRC/43/48
(Advance Unedited Version)

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43rd Session of the Human Rights Council

Freedom of religion or belief and Gender Equality

2019

A/74/358

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74th Session of the General Assembly

Combatting Antisemitism to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief

A/HRC/40/58

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40th Session of the Human Rights Council

Restrictions imposed on expression on account of religion or belief

2018

A/73/362

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73rd Session of the General Assembly

Relationship between freedom of religion or belief and national security

A/HRC/37/49

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37th Session of the Human Rights Council

State-Religion Relationships and their Impact on Freedom of Religion or Belief

2017

A/72/365

72nd Session of the General Assembly

The increase in religious intolerance worldwide and the gap between international commitments to combat intolerant acts and national practices

A/HRC/34/50

34th Session of the Human Rights Council

Perspective and vision for the mandate by new Special Rapporteur

2016

A/71/269

71st Session of the General Assembly

The broad range of violations of freedom of religion or belief, their root causes and variables

A/HRC/31/18

31st Session of the Human Rights Council

Two closely interrelated rights: freedom of religion or belief and freedom of opinion and expression

2015

A/70/286

70th Session of the General Assembly

The rights of the child and his or her parents in the area of freedom of religion or belief

A/HRC/28/66

28th Session of the Human Rights Council

Preventing violence committed in the name of religion

2014

A/69/261

69th Session of the General Assembly

Tackling religious intolerance and discrimination in the workplace

A/HRC/25/58

25th Session of the Human Rights Council

Tackling manifestations of collective religious hatred

2013

A/68/290

68th Session of the General Assembly

Freedom of religion or belief and equality between men and women

A/HRC/22/51

22nd Session of the Human Rights Council

Freedom of religion or belief of persons belonging to religious minorities

2012

A/67/303 

67th Session of the General Assembly

The right of conversion as part of
freedom of religion or belief

A/HRC/19/60

19th Session of the Human Rights Council

The freedom of religion or belief and recognition issues

2011

A/66/156

66th Session of the General Assembly

The role of the State in promoting
interreligious communication

A/HRC/16/53

16th Session of the Human Rights Council

Freedom of religion or belief and school education

A/HRC/16/53/Add.1
Government reply letters

16th Session of the Human Rights Council

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2010

A/65/207

65th Session of the General Assembly

Efforts to protect and promote freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief

A/HRC/13/40

13th Session of the Human Rights Council

Early warning signs of discrimination and violence on the grounds or in the name of religion or belief

A/HRC/13/40/Add.1
Government reply letters

13th Session of the Human Rights Council

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2009

A/64/159

64th Session of the General Assembly

Situation 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/10/8

10th Session of the Human Rights Council

Discrimination based on religion or belief and its impact on the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights

A/HRC/10/8/Add.1

10th Session of the Human Rights Council

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2008

A/63/161

63rd Session of the General Assembly

Citizenship issues and religious discrimination in administrative procedures

A/CONF.211/PC/WG.1/5

7th Session of the Human Rights Council

Joint report pursuant to decision PC.1/10 of the Preparatory Committee of the Durban Review Conference

A/HRC/7/10

7th Session of the Human Rights Council

Note by the Secretariat on reports for the seventh session of the Human Rights Council

A/HRC/7/10/Add.1

7th Session of the Human Rights Council

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2007

A/62/280

62nd Session of the General Assembly

Situation of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons; situation of persons with atheistic or non-theistic beliefs

A/HRC/6/5

6th Session of the Human Rights Council

Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

A/HRC/4/21

4th Session of the Human Rights Council

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

A/HRC/4/21/Add.1

4th Session of the Human Rights Council

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2006

A/61/340

61st Session of the General Assembly

Patterns and trends in freedom of religion or belief

A/HRC/2/3

2nd Session of the Human Rights Council

Incitement to racial and religious hatred and the promotion of tolerance

E/CN.4/2006/5

62nd Session of Commission on Human Rights

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

E/CN.4/2006/5/Add.1

62nd Session of Commission on Human Rights

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

E/CN.4/2006/120

62nd Session of Commission on Human Rights

Joint report on the situation of detainees at Guantánamo Bay

2005

A/60/399

60th Session of the General Assembly

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

E/CN.4/2005/61

61st Session of Commission on Human Rights

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

E/CN.4/2005/61/Add.1

61st Session of Commission on Human Rights

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2004

A/59/366

59th Session of the General Assembly

Communications; Prevention activities

E/CN.4/2004/63

60th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Education; Inter-religious dialogue

2003

A/58/296

58th Session of the General Assembly

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

59th Session of Commission on Human Rights

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

 

2002

A/57/274

57th Session of the General Assembly

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/Add.2

58th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Study on freedom of religion or belief and the status of women in the light of religion and traditions

E/CN.4/2002/73

58th Session of Commission on Human Rights

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

A/CONF.189/PC.2/22

 

Preparatory Committee the study entitled “Racial discrimination, religious intolerance and education”

2001

A/56/253

56th Session of the General Assembly

Interreligious dialogue; Cooperation with non-governmental organizations

E/CN.4/2001/63

57th Session of Commission on Human Rights

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

55th Session of the General Assembly

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

E/CN.4/2000/65

56th Session of Commission on Human Rights

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

A/CONF.189/PC.1/7

 

Preparatory Committee the study
entitled “Racial discrimination and religious discrimination: identification and measures”

1998

A/54/386

54th Session of the General Assembly

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

E/CN.4/1999/58

55th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on religious intolerance

1997

A/53/279

53rd Session of the General Assembly

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

E/CN.4/1998/6

54th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report by the Special Rapporteur on religious intolerance

1996

A/52/477

52nd Session of the General Assembly

Note by the Secretary-General on the Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance

E/CN.4/1997/91

53rd Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on religious intolerance

1995

A/51/542

51st Session of the General Assembly

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of all forms of religious intolerance 

E/CN.4/1996/95

52nd Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on religious intolerance

1995

E/CN.4/1995/91

 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance

1994

E/CN.4/1995/91/Add.1

 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance. Specific incidents in various countries.

1993

A/50/440

50th Session of the General Assembly

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of all forms of religious intolerance

1992

E/CN.4/1994/79

59th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance

1991

E/CN.4/1993/62

59th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance

1990

E/CN.4/1992/52

59th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance

1989

E/CN.4/1991/56

59th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance

1988

E/CN.4/1990/46

59th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance

1989

E/CN.4/1989/44

59th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance

1987

 

 

 

 

E/CN.4/1988/45

59th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance

E/CN.4/1988/45/Add.1

59th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Addendum to the report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance

E/CN.4/1988/45/Add.1/Corr.1

59th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Corrigendum to the report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance

 

E/CN.4/1987/35

59th Session of Commission on Human Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance


Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities


Year
Symbol number
Title
1989 E/CN.4/Sub.2/1989/32 Working paper prepared by Mr. Theo van Boven, pursuant to Commission resolution 1988/55 and Sub-Commission decision 1988/112
1987 E/CN.4/Sub.2/1987/26 Study on the current dimensions of the problems of intolerance and discrimination on grounds of religion or belief, report by Mrs. Elizabeth Odio Benito, Special Rapporteur
1985 E/CN.4/Sub.2/1985/28 Elimination of all forms of intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief, Progress report by Mrs. Elizabeth Odio Benito, Special Rapporteur
1984 E/CN.4/Sub.2/1984/28 Elimination of all forms of intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief, Preliminary report by Mrs. Elizabeth Odio Benito, Special Rapporteur
1960 E/CN.4/Sub.2/200/Rev.1 Study of discrimination in the matter of religious rights and practices, by Arcot Krishnaswami, Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities