Human rights ought to be a fundamental issue, particularly for the EU The EU should stand firm for universal human rights, particularly in its foreign policy, according to the cross-party Intergroup for Freedom of Religion or Belief. Its co-chairs, the MEP Dennis de Jong (SP) and MEP Peter van Dalen (CU-SGP) are worried by the […]
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 […]
The time and place has been set for the launch of the EP FoRB Intergroup Annual Report on “The State of Freedom of Religion or Belief in the World 2015-2016”! (*The Intergroup would have loved to have included an even broader representation of belief groups in the video, including from other Muslim and Hindu organisations. Unfortunately […]
ISIS victim shares painful testimony in the EP, hosted by Marian Harkin MEP.