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(36th Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people before national and international institutions. As well as having ECOSOC consultative status with the United Nations (registered name “Alliance Defending Freedom”), ADF International has accreditation with the European Commission and Parliament, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Organization of American States, and is a participant in the FRA Fundamental Rights Platform.

This report investigates the status of freedom of religion or belief and freedom of association in Belarus by examining laws, regulations and practices impairing the full enjoyment or exercise thereof without discrimination. It also calls upon the Belarusian government to cease any such restrictions and amend its laws to ensure that the right to manifest one’s religion, either alone or in community with others and in public or private is fully guaranteed in accordance with existing international human rights standards and instruments.