Following the passage of a law regulating the building and renovation of churches in August 2016, this month, the Egyptian Prime Minister formed a ministerial committee, as foreseen in the law, comprised of government officials and representatives from churches and the army, tasked with reviewing the legal status of existing unregistered church buildings. The Intergroup […]
The European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance is a group of like-minded MEPs dedicated to ensuring the EU, in its external actions, promotes and protects the right to freedom of religion or belief.
The European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance (FoRB&RT) condemns the lukewarm responses from the EU institutions after the police raid at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community headquarters in Pakistan that took place on 6th December in Chenab Nagar, followed by an attack on the Ahmadi mosque in Chakwal, Pakistan by […]
Today, the European Parliament adopted the Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the world 2015 and the European Union’s policy on the matter. Intergroup co-Chair Dennis de Jong MEP: “ The resolution gives extra weight to our dialogue with the EEAS on the implementation of the EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection […]
Today, during the plenary session, the European Parliament will present Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar with the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Dennis de Jong, MEP and co-Chair of the Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief welcomes the recognition by the Parliament of the courage of these two human rights advocates: […]
Today, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) presented the 2016 Freedom of Thought Report during a meeting in the European Parliament, hosted by Dennis de Jong, MEP and co-Chair of the Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief. De Jong: ´The report shows a gloomy picture for those who do not adhere to a […]