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07.21.20 | News Monitoring

IACHR admits case against Bolivia for violation of conscientious objection to military service

The organization Rights in Action announced that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) declared the admissibility of the international complaint against Bolivia for the violation of the human right to conscientious objection to military service. The complaint was filed in 2016 by Rights in Action, representing José Ignacio Orías Calvo. In the report 147/2020,

07.07.20 | OLIRE Updates

2020 Semi-annual Report

In order to better understand the state of religious freedom in the region and as part of our “monitoring” goal, the Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America launches its Semiannual Report, period January-June 2020. The document is available here.

06.02.20 | OLIRE Updates

OLIRE submits a contribution to the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues

In response to the call for submissions for the thematic report to be presented by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America developed a report with some considerations regarding the category of religious minorities. The document

05.28.20 | News Monitoring

Recognition of religious services as essential activities in Pernambuco

Jose Matheus de Andrade Medeiros, member of ARCAP (Reformed Association for Culture and Political Action) in Brazil informed the Observatory about the restrictions on religious services in the state of Pernambuco as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. In Pernambuco, religious services were not recognized as essential activities, despite the federal decree from 23 March

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