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.

Somalia (38th Session)

Somalia 

(38th 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 highlights the severe restrictions on freedom of religion in Somalia and calls on the government to adhere to its international human rights commitments to protect this fundamental human right. Furthermore, it explains why Somalia must fully respect the right to freedom of expression and the right to freedom of religion within its borders and provide greater protection for Christians and other religious minorities. It also explains why Somalia should continue should resist calls to liberalize access to abortion due to the fact that there is no international human right to abortion.

Egypt (34th Session)

Egypt

(34th Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization 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 Organization of American States. ADF International is also a participant in the FRA Fundamental Rights Platform.

This report examines the societal violence experienced by religious minorities in the Arab Republic of Egypt, alongside legal restrictions on their ability to worship and evangelize. It explains why their right to freedom of religion must be fully respected and protected.

Tanzania (39th Session)

Tanzania

(39th Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people. We act before national and international institutions and have ECOSOC consultative status with the United Nations (registered name “Alliance Defending Freedom”), accreditation with the Organization of American States, and are registered with the EU Transparency Register. ADF International is also a participant in the FRA Fundamental Rights Platform.

This report focuses on Tanzania’s persisting challenges relating to the protection and promotion of freedom of religion or belief in the mainland as well as in Zanzibar where Christians continue to experience discrimination and violence. It also highlights Tanzania’s failure to guarantee freedom of expression and how it can improve its severely poor maternal mortality rate.