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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

Rio Negro Court confirms sentence against Argentine gynaecologist

According to the Criminal Code of Argentina, abortion is not punishable in case of rape. In 2012, the Supreme Court specified the scope of this rule, requiring the development of protocols for its proper application. In 2019, the Argentinian gynaecologist Leandro Rodríguez Lastra was sentenced to suspended jail term and disqualification, under charges of non-compliance

Vandalized churches in different countries of the region

On International Women’s Day, celebrated every 8th of March, various groups of women participated in massive marches demanding respect for their rights and equal treatment. In countries like Colombia, Mexico, andArgentina, some radical feminist groups vandalized various public spaces and monuments, including places of Catholic worship. These groups painted the walls of the temples, with

Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal warns candidates not to use religious symbols

A few days ago, the Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal reminded the candidates participating in the 2020 general elections of the guidelines established in the Electoral Regime Law No. 026. According to the provisions, electoral propaganda that directly or indirectly uses symbols and/or religious references of any nature or creed is prohibited. In case of non-compliance,

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

Christians experience high levels of persecution

According to the Open Doors International report World Watch List 2020 (WWL), about 260 million Christians face different degrees of persecution in 50 countries around the world. The highest scores can be identified in the top 10 countries on the list: North Korea (94), Somalia (92), Libya (90), Pakistan (88), Eritrea (87), Sudan (85), Yemen

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