Category: OLIRE Updates

OLIRE analyses the state of the right to religious freedom in the region

OLIRE had the opportunity to participate in online events organized by the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) and the Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT). During these events, Dennis P. Petri discussed the multiple dimensions of the right to religious freedom, its interrelationship with other fundamental rights, and

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.

Distance internship for college students and recent graduates

For the first time, OLIRE launches the distance internship program aimed at university students and recent graduates who have a special interest in the protection of human rights, particularly in the right to religious freedom, thought and/or expression. Interns’ activities will include collaboration with research projects, presentation of reports to various offices of the inter-American

PhD Conferral: “The Specific Vulnerability of Religious Minorities”, D.P. Petri

Friday 29 May 2020: 9:45 (Amsterdam time) Online (open to the public) The starting point for this research was the empirical observation that a number of characteristic aspects of religious persecution in Latin America are insufficiently recognized by existing theoretical frameworks and data collection tools. Adopting a human security perspective, Petri develops a methodology that

Expert Seminar: The Impact of Religious Freedom Research

Monday 18 May 2020: 14:00-17:00 (Amsterdam time) Online (open to the public) In recent years, there has been a growing interest in academia in the documentation and measurement of religious freedom, leading to the development of an increasingly rich corpus of religious freedom monitoring instruments, ranging from qualitative monographs and narrative reports to surveys and

Annual report 2019: The multidimensionality of religious freedom

The concept that perhaps synthesizes OLIRE’s work best is “the multidimensionality of religious freedom.” With this concept, we express that religious freedom has multiple dimensions that go far beyond political and academic debates about the relationship between religion and State, or interreligious conflicts. With our 2019 Annual Report, we hope to highlight our efforts to

OLIRE sends contribution for the El Salvador Country Report

OLIRE issued a report to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, highlighting the vulnerability of religious leaders to human rights violations in El Salvador, in order for this issue to be duly incorporated and analyzed in the Country Report. Among our recommendations, we emphasized the recognition of religious leaders as a vulnerable group in contexts

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