In Memory of Asma Jahangir

It is with deep sorrow that the intergroup received the news about the unexpected passing away of Asma Jahangir, on 11 February.

Dennis de Jong, co-chair of the intergroup, states about her: ‘It was an honour for me to work closely together with Asma, especially when she was the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, but also thereafter. She was a powerful and courageous human rights defender, both in her own country, Pakistan, inter alia in her capacity as chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, as well as world-wide.

She contributed to the work of our intergroup, and remained committed to its mandate, both in respect of protection of the right to manifest one’s religion or belief and in promoting tolerance in matters relating to religion or belief. I shall miss Asma both professionally and as a dear friend’

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