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.

Rwanda (37th Session)

Rwanda

(37th 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, and is a participant in the FRA Fundamental Rights
Platform.

This report explains why Rwanda must safeguard the human rights to freedom of
religion, freedom of association, and freedom of expression, as well as prevent and
end all forms of discrimination on the basis of religion.

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.