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    In memory of Rev. Dr. Orlanda Brugnola

    The IARF has lost an exceptional member with the passing of Rev. Dr. Orlanda Brugnola (1946-2016) who died on 24 February. She was a human rights activist, advocate of interfaith dialogue, a Unitarian minister and a scholar. Her involvement with the IARF began many years ago; she was active in our American Chapter and represented us […]

    70th Anniversary of the UN: IARF and the UN

    24 October was UN Day – marking the entry into force of the UN Charter in 1945, 70 years ago. The IARF has a long history of involvement with the UN and the Economic and Social Council, one of its most important instruments. In 1972 IARF gained consultative status with ECOSOC. We currently have two […]

    Side Events at UN HRC 2014

    Two events organised by IARF at the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), March 2014 Side Event ‘Rise of Religious Intolerance’ Monday, 10 March 2014   –   2:00 to 4:00 PM Room XXV, Palais des Nations, Geneva UN HRC Side Event ‘Rise of Religious Intolerance’ – Flyer  (PDF, 1 page) Discussion on the rise of […]

    UN Forum on Minority Issues – IARF Oral Submissions

    Human Rights Council – Sixth session of the Forum on Minority Issues “Beyond freedom of religion or belief: Guaranteeing the rights of religious minorities” 26 and 27 November 2013@Room XX of the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland   IARF’s six-person delegation included our two Zurich-based colleagues and two delegates from our partner organization based in Brussels (Human Rights Without […]

    UN Special Rapporteur’s 2013 Interim Report

    The Special Rapporteur’s 2013 Interim Report  on Freedom of Religion and Belief was delivered on 7 August 2013 at the 68th Session of the General Assembly.  Theme: Intersection of freedom of religion or belief and equality between men and women. Convention on Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women Article 5 – States Parties shall […]

    17th UPR Session – Country Review of Nigeria

    Country Review of Nigeria Nigerian Government Statements (Opening, Closing, Country Report) [upload pdf] Media Statement:  www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/Highlights22October2013pm.aspx   First Cycle: Date of consideration: 9 February 2009 – 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Second Cycle: Date of consideration: 22 October 2013 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:30p.m. Draft Working Group Report: First Cycle [upload pdf], Second Cycle [upload pdf]   […]

    17th UPR Session – Country Review of Malaysia

    Country Review of Malaysia Malaysian Government Statements (Opening, Closing, Country Report) [upload pdf] Media Statement:  www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/Highlights24October2013pm.aspx   First Cycle: Date of consideration: 11 February 2009 – 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Second Cycle: Date of consideration: 24 October 2013 – 2:30 p.m.  – 6:00 p.m. Draft Working Group Report: First Cycle [upload pdf], Second Cycle [upload […]

    17th UPR Session – Country Review of China

    Country Review of China Chinese Government Statements (Opening, Closing, Country Report) [upload pdf] Media Statement:   www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/Highlights22October2013am.aspx   First Cycle: Date of consideration: Mon 9 February 2009 – 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m Second Cycle: Date of consideration: Tues 22 October 2013 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Draft Working Group Report: First Cycle [upload pdf], […]

    17th UPR Session – Country Review of Israel

    Country Review of Israel Israel Government Statements (Opening, Closing, Country Report) [upload pdf] Media statement  www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/Highlights29October2013pm.aspx   First Cycle: Date of consideration: Thurs 4 December 2008 – 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Second Cycle: Date of consideration: Tues 29 January 2013, 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm; Postponed to Tues 29 October 2013 2:30pm – 6:00pm Draft […]

    13th Universal Periodic Review

      In 2012, on the basis of our human rights education work in India, we submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, our first contribution to this new mechanism of the UN (established 2006) for the monitoring of states’ human rights records. IARF Joint UPR Submission 2012 – India  […]

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