Study by the Independent Expert on minority issues: Beyond Belief: The rights and security of religious minorities

Expert Group Meeting/Consultation , 6 June 2013, First floor Conference Room, Palais Wilson

On 6 June 2013, an expert consultation was convened by the Independent Expert to address the challenges and rights violations experienced by religious minorities. This consultation focused on challenges and appropriate responses to protect the rights and security of religious minorities in all regions.

Participants included representatives of United Nations Member States, identified experts, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, representatives of civil society organizations and religious minorities. The meeting aimed at identifying approaches, national and regional policies, programmes and other initiatives and positive practices for the protection of the rights and security of religious minorities.