Exploitation of North Korean Overseas Workers: Advocacy at the OSCE and in EU Institutions
By Willy Fautré
Paper presented at the conference “The North Korean Regime’s Human Rights Record” Inalco (French National Oriental Studies Institute)
According to numerous experts, close to 50,000 North Korean laborers worked this year in approximately fifteen countries on three continents (Asia, Africa and Europe), but in the past few decades, North Korean citizens had been officially dispatched to a total of forty-five countries. The exploitation of their workforce by their own regime is said to generate benefits in hard currencies amounting to 1.2 – 2.3 billion USD, a financial manna which is welcome to finance the nuclear program of North Korea. This report documents how different EU nations and international organisations have approached this situation.
Diversity in Islam, a New Challenge to Religious Freedom Defenders
Which Muslim groups and their members should or should not be defended by religious freedom advocacy NGOs and human rights organizations? Who can claim the protection or not of their religious freedom? Which criteria should be used?
This paper will endeavor to address the challenge to religious freedom defenders posed by certain Islamic groups whose teachings and agendas lie in a grey area where politics, religion, and the use or advocacy of violence are difficult to disentangle.
Religion, Violence and Human Rights: The European Court and Hizb ut-Tahrir
By: Willy Fautré
Report presented at the conference on “Religions and Human Rights” by the University of Padua on 15-16 April 2016
On two occassions the European Court of Human Rights has dealt with the application of f an Islamic group named Hizb ut-Tahrir which is banned in two European countries on the alleged grounds of advocating the use of violence. This report covers the specifics of the court cases that resulted in the banning of the Hizb ut-Tahrir in Germany and Russia, and the subsequent responses of the European Court of Human Rights.
The Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan: A Historical Analysis
By Lea Perekrests
In August of 2015, the Tajik government, headed by President Emomali Rahmonov, declared the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan a terrorist organization. As a result, all party activities have been criminalized, and members and leaders have been subject to arrest. The purpose of this work is to outline the history and to analyze the relations between the Tajik government and the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan.
By Willy Fautré
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