Category: Press Releases.
FoRB Intergroup welcomes special attention given to Freedom of Religion or Belief in the EP Human Rights Report

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 […]

Intergroup welcomes Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar being awarded 2016 Sakharov Prize

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: […]

New report shows: Persecution of adherents of non-theistic and atheist beliefs in the world on the rise

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 […]

Intergroup Welcomes Mandate of EU Special Envoy and Calls for Inclusive and Global Approach

The European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance (FoRB&RT) welcomes the fact that with his statement of 26 September, there is now clarity on the mandate of the EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the EU. The intergroup had asked for this type of clarification ever […]

FoRB Intergroup Co-Chair MEP Dennis de Jong Addressed Newly Launched Danish FoRB Network of Parliamentarians.

On 19 May Intergroup Co-Chair MEP Dennis de Jong was invited to Copenhagen to first give a public lecture at the Danish Human Rights Institute, followed by a meeting in the Folketing (the Danish Parliament) with the newly established Danish Parliamentarian FoRB Network. MEP Dennis de Jong was accompanied by FoRB Intergroup Secretariat member, Danielle […]

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