Tunisia (41st Session)

Tunisia

(41st Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people.

This report highlights the special vulnerability to discrimination and social hostility faced by persons belonging to religious minorities in Tunisia, as well as the lack of adequate protection from the authorities for those facing threats to their safety and rights on the basis of their faith. It also draws attention to the concerning situation of freedom of expression in the country.

Morocco (41st Session)

Morocco

(41st Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people.

This report focuses on the situation of freedom of religion or belief and expression
in Morocco, highlighting the urgent need for measures to ensure their full and effective protection, including particularly for persons belonging to religious minorities.

Algeria (41st Session)

Algeria

(41st Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people.

This report highlights the persecution of religious minorities in Algeria, particularly of
Christians and the Ahmadiyya community. Anti-proselytism and blasphemy laws exist
in Algeria, which undermine the freedom of religion of religious minorities. Additionally, the Algerian authorities require non-Muslim religious groups and places of worship to be registered with governmental authorities. These registration requirements have been used to discriminate against religious minorities and shut down Christian churches.

Uganda (40th Session)

Uganda

(40th 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.

This report explains why Uganda should resist calls to legalize access to abortion and reaffirm that every human being has an inherent right to life. The report also details how Uganda must take steps to improve its maternal health infrastructure. Finally, it urges the government to ensure that Christians, especially people who convert to Christianity from Islam, are protected.

Togo (40th Session)

Togo

(40th 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.

This report explains why Togo must take urgent steps to protect the freedom of expression and protect the freedom of religion and belief within its borders.

South Sudan (40th Session)

South Sudan

(40th 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.

This report highlights violations of freedom of religion and expression in South Sudan, including laws criminalizing blasphemy and defamation, as well as arbitrary arrests of journalists and representatives of civil society. It also raises concerns over targeted attacks on religious leaders and church communities. Finally, it calls on South Sudan to improve its maternal health-care infrastructure.

Sudan (39th Session)

Sudan

(39th 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, and the Organization of American States. ADF International is also a participant in the FRA Fundamental Rights Platform.

This report outlines the continued legal restrictions on the rights to freedom of religion or belief and expression in Sudan. It notes that while progress has been made, the continued prohibition of blasphemy combined with other discriminatory legal provisions perpetuate a climate of religious discrimination in the country. Furthermore, the report details the ongoing social hostilities against Christians and other minorities.

Mozambique (38th Session)

Mozambique 

(38th Session)

The following report is submitted on behalf of a coalition of international non-governmental organizations focused on freedom of religion or belief. Each of these organizations maintains ECOSOC consultative status with the United Nations. The information contained in this report was obtained through research and first-hand accounts from these organizations. 

This report focuses primarily on events that have affected freedom of religion or belief in Mozambique, including COVID-19, the insurgency in Cabo Delgado, and the proposed draft law on “religious freedom,” which contains a number of highly problematic provisions.

Niger (38th Session)

Niger 

(38th Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organisation that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people. 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, and the Organisation of American States. ADF International is also a participant in the FRA Fundamental Rights Platform.

This report highlights the growing persecution of Christians in Niger and calls on the government to protect freedom of religion or belief for all people.