Paul Coleman serves as executive director of ADF International from its headquarters in Vienna, overseeing the advocacy and operations of the global, alliance-building legal organization.
Censored addresses the rise of so-called ‘hate speech’ laws throughout Europe and their devastating effect on freedom of speech. In Germany, for example, committing an ‘insult’ is a criminal offence and in Poland offending ‘religious feelings’ carries a two year prison sentence. In Cyprus, anyone who promotes ‘feelings of ill will’ may be committing a crime, while in Sweden anyone who expresses ‘contempt’ towards a group of people may be imprisoned.More...
The Global Human Rights Landscape: A Short Guide to Understanding the International Organizations and the Opportunities for Engagement
Throughout the world today, marriage is being redefined by national courts and governments, religious liberty is severely threatened, and abortion is routinely promoted as a ‘human right’. The international organizations that were established in the 20th century to protect fundamental human rights are instead in some areas being used to undermine them. This short guide seeks to answer three questions: What are the international and regional human rights institutions that exist around the world, why do they matter and how can individuals and organizations get involved?
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The Daily Signal: The Rise of ‘Hate Speech’ Policing in Europe
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The Tablet: Parliamentarians call for asylum for Asia Bibi
The Federalist Society: EU ‘Incitement to Hate’ Policies: Targets, Cases, and Consequences
The Daily Caller: European court of human rights affirms church self-governance
National Review: Liberty Files Podcast on “Hate Speech”
Debating Europe: Where should the limits to freedom of speech be set?
Director of External Relations
Andreas Thonhauser serves as director of external relations for ADF International, where he is responsible for building the organization’s media presence, forming alliances with key influencers and supporters.
Legal Fellow, United Nations
Reyna Anderson serves as a legal fellow for ADF International, where she supports the United Nations team at the UN headquarters in New York City. She specifically aids in strategic advocacy outreach to diplomat allies.
Director of Advocacy, Latin America & Caribbean
Tomás Henríquez serves as senior counsel for OAS and Latin America with ADF International. The OAS and Latin America teams lead advocacy efforts defending the sanctity of life, marriage, family, parental rights, and religious freedom at the Organization of American States and its many bodies, as well as providing support to regional allies all across the Latin American states.