In April 2013, members of the EPWG on FoRB had a high level meeting with Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General of the EEAS, Charles-Michel Geurts, Deputy Head of Division Human Rights Policy Instruments and Bilateral Cooperation and Jean-Bernard Bolvin, Desk officer, Human Rights Policy Instruments Unit. They discussed the draft EU Guidelines on Freedom of Religion or Belief and amendments submitted by the Bureau of our Working Group. During the meeting the challenging issues have been raised, including the issue of conversion, registration, the tools the EU can use when the country breaches FoRB, implementation of the EU Guidelines.
EEAS FoRB Guidelines meeting
Baha´i sentenced to deat... The Intergroup is extremely concerned about the case of Mr Hamed Bin Haydara, a member of the Baha’i community in Yemen, who was sentenced to death on
EU Appoints First Special... On May 6th the President of the European Commission announced his decision to appoint Mr Ján Figeľ as the first Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom
Meeting with USCIRF On 13th November 2013, EPWG on FoRB Co-President Dennis de Jong met with a delegation from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to discuss
Abduction and forced conv... Question for written answer to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative) Rule 130 Cornelis de Jong (GUE/NGL) Subject: Abduction and forced conversion of Hindu girls in Pakistan Hindu girls
Statement by the European... Statement by the European Parliament Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief on the case of Asia Bibi (Pakistan)
EPWG on FoRB co-hosting a... In April 2013, EP Vice President Lazlo Surjan¸ EPWG on FoRB member, and the EPWG on FoRB co-hosted an event on religious freedom in the world in