The Russian community of Jehovah’s Witnesses has been under sustained pressure for some time. Following the conviction of Dennis Christensen in February, co-chair Peter van Dalen, along with Jude Kirton-Darling, Brando Benifei and Romeo Franz wrote to HRVP Federica Mogherini to find out how the EEAS is addressing the restrictions on FoRB in Russia (letter […]
On January 8, Intergroup co-chairs, Dennis de Jong and Peter van Dalen sent a letter to President Juncker outlining their ideas for the mandate of the EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief. You can read both their letter, and the response from the Commission, below.
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 […]
The European Parliament Intergroup on freedom of religion or belief launches critical Annual Report. Report finds that global restrictions (in 53 countries) to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) have continued to be severely restricted in the world, and proposes recommendations for EU foreign policy. Co-Chairman Peter van Dalen MEP: “Our beliefs are at the […]