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(45th 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 growing prevalence of violence, threats and harassment directed at religious leaders and places of worship in Mexico. It also raises concerns about the unjustified restrictions imposed on the exercise of freedom of expression and the right to political participation, including for members of the clergy. Finally, the report emphasizes the need for Mexico to align its legislation regarding gender-based political violence with its international human rights obligations.

Should religious freedom be protected in times of crisis?

“I support freedom of religious belief as a basic human right that deserves the highest level of protection.

I stand up against worship bans which are illiberal and non-democratic. Blanket bans on public worship are incompatible with the international human right to the communal exercise of religious freedom. Fundamental freedoms apply to all, and they must be protected rather than weakened in times of crisis.”