Tag: Regional

World Watch List 2021

Open Doors International, an institution that studies the reality of persecuted Christians around the world has just launched the World Watch List 2021. The list presents those countries where it is most challenging to be a Christian. The private, family, community, national, and church life of Christians is studied to identify pressure situations that put

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

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

Inter-American Court of Human Rights will analyze the case of Pavez v. Chile

The case dates back to 2007, when ecclesiastical authorities revoked Sandra Pavez’s certificate of suitability, which empowered her to teach religion classes at the Cardenal Antonio Samoré Municipal School, due to her sexual orientation. The IACHR presented the case to the Inter-American Court after concluding that the Chilean State violated Sandra Pavez’s human rights. The

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

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

The Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America is a program of the Foundation Platform for Social Transformation, a registered charity in Voorburg, The Netherlands under Chamber of Commerce #50264249.

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