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AVISO: UN event on protecting victims of religious persecution


  • High level panel discussion on better protection of persecuted religious minorities
  • Violence and harassment on religious grounds globally on the rise

GENEVA (25 February 2019) – How do we respond effectively to religious persecution and its victims? On 5 March, the Polish delegation to the UN Human Rights Council will be co-hosting a panel discussion event with the delegation of the Holy See and ADF International in order to explore the possible actions to better protect and bring justice to victims and survivors of religious persecution.

“Nobody should be persecuted because of their faith. Systematic persecution, repression, and violence against religious minorities remains a reality for many communities across the globe. As an international community, we have a shared responsibility towards protecting the rights of the victims and survivors of these gross violations of fundamental rights. States should fulfil their obligations under international law and protect the freedom and security all persons regardless of religion as well as track violations occurring on their territory,” said Paul Coleman, Executive Director of ADF International.

Event AVISO: “Protection of victims and survivors of religious persecution”

What:   Panel discussion
When:  Tuesday, 5 March, 15:00-16:30
Where: Conference Room XXV, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Who:    H.E. Ambassador Zbigniew Czech, Permanent Representative of Poland
H.E. Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, Permanent Observer of the Holy See
Mr. Dennis De Jong, Member of European Parliament
Mr. Giorgio Mazzoli, ADF International

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