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?
In The News
The Daily Signal: The Rise of ‘Hate Speech’ Policing in Europe
Christian Today: German Christian family loses appeal over homeschooling
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”
Legal Counsel, Global Religious Freedom
Sean Nelson serves as Legal Counsel for Global Religious Freedom with ADF International, where he advocates on behalf of Christians and other religious minorities being persecuted for their faith around the world.
Jennifer Grace Lea
Legal Counsel, Europe
Jennifer Grace Lea serves as legal counsel, Europe, with ADF International, advocating for religious liberty, life, and the family. Lea focuses on human rights, EU, and public international law.
Director of Strategic Relations & Training
Sophia Kuby serves as director of Strategic Relations & Training for ADF International and is based in Vienna, Austria. She oversees and develops the organization’s training programs and alliance relations internationally. From 2015 to 2018, Kuby served as the director of European Union Advocacy in Brussels, Belgium, where she built up the EU advocacy team and led the advocacy work of ADF International at the various EU institutions. She holds a M.A. and B.A. in philosophy.
LEGAL ANALYST, UNITED NATIONS
Lois McLatchie serves as a legal analyst for ADF International in Geneva, where she engages in advocacy at the UN Human Rights Council. McLatchie provides Member State representatives with amendatory language and key legal resources that promote religious freedom and the inherent value and dignity of every person.