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(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.