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10.27.20 | News Monitoring, Violent Incidents

Churches become targets of protests in Chile, again

This month we remember the one-year anniversary of the social protests in Chile. The demonstrations were the consequence of civil discontent in the face of social exclusion, a bad pension system, poor education, health, among others. On Sunday 18 October 2020, thousands of citizens took the streets of Santiago de Chile again to commemorate the

09.29.20 | OLIRE Updates

The limitations on religious activities in Cuba and Nicaragua and its impact on human development

OLIRE had the pleasure to be part of the Online Conference on Human Development organized by the Unequal World Research Center, IPSEC, and UN Liaison Office for IRLA and SDA. Within the framework of the conference theme Human Development in the context of Current Global Challenges, OLIRE presented the theme “The limitations on religious activities

09.09.20 | News Monitoring

The International Religious Freedom Alliance initiative

Daniel Stefano Salazar, OLIRE intern, comments on this recent initiative: “In February, the United States launched the International Religious Freedom Alliance (IRF Alliance). The goal is the promotion of freedom of worship and religion around the world. The commitment of this group is to observe and provide support to different countries that put in danger

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,

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