By Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) HRWF (09.10.2018) – In 2012, HRWF published a book with the University of Dresden, Freedom of Religion or Belief Anti-Sect Movements and State Neutrality, A Case Study: FECRIS. Some of our main purposes were to prove that FECRIS and its affiliates had no academic background […]CONTINUE READING →
Excerpt: The Israeli Center for Victims of Cults (ICVC) is well-known in Israel for its activities against a number of religious and spiritual movements that are depicted as harmful and dangerous. Over the years, the ICVC has managed to garner easy access to the media and Israeli government due to its moral panic narratives and […]CONTINUE READING →
Excerpt: In hopes to discover and highlight the powerful potential that religion and religious leaders have to help guarantee women’s rights around the world, this report examines current tensions that exist between women’s rights and some interpretations of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish doctrines. This report addresses early, forced and child marriages, female genital mutilation, violence […]CONTINUE READING →
By Megan E. Corrado The Hill (12.10.2018) – https://bit.ly/2OjZnTS – Each Oct. 11th the global community pauses to recognize and celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. However, girls continue to face unique challenges simply for being young and female. The mere fact that they are born female often results in a devastating series […]CONTINUE READING →
The Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery have won their appeal in the so-called “gay cake” discrimination case. BBC (10.10.2018) – https://bbc.in/2pXYimf – The UK’s highest court ruled that Ashers bakery’s refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage was not discriminatory. The five justices on the Supreme Court […]CONTINUE READING →
By Frank Cranmer Law & Religion UK (11.10.2018) – https://bit.ly/2QVCT8A – Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd & Ors (Northern Ireland)  UKSC 49. The background As every regular reader will know, Gareth Lee is a gay man associated with QueerSpace, an organisation for the lesbian, […]CONTINUE READING →
By Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers HRWF (18.10.2018) – In September, the French police arrested Raïf Redouane, a dangerous criminal who had escaped from prison in early July and had been on the run for two months. The investigation revealed that he had been able to move unnoticed from one place to another in […]CONTINUE READING →
By Ariana Monique Salazar and Scott Gardner Pew Research Center (17.09.2018) – https://pewrsr.ch/2Ep3IRc – A Danish law that took effect in August makes it illegal for Muslim women to wear face-covering veils – such as burqas or niqabs – in public. Austria, Belgium and France, as well as parts of Italy and Spain, have enacted […]CONTINUE READING →
To commemorate World Refugee Day on 20 June 2018, Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) and Soutien Belge (SB) OverSeas aim to hold a conference in the European Parliament with the support of the Intergroup on Children’s Rights and the Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI).
The conference “The EU’s role in focus protecting refugee children: Prevention of child marriage and safeguarding child welfare” will on the specific challenges of addressing child marriage, a phenomenon that affects a significant number of refugee children, as well as highlighting other issues related to the overall safety and well-being of refugee children.