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Religious and belief tolerance necessary for workplace
Religious and belief tolerance necessary for workplace
Religious practice in the workplace needs to be accommodated to ensure all employees are free to exercise this human right, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion and belief says. To do this, Heiner Bielefeldt calls on employers and employees should establish an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.
2 January 2015
Tackling manifestations of collective hatred
Tackling manifestations of collective hatred
Contempt, fear, mistrust and political tactics are the principal causes of collective religious hatred, the UN expert on freedom of religion and belief says.
1 April 2014
Josephine Adaza: fighting for freedom of religion in Nigeria
Josephine Adaza: fighting for freedom of religion in Nigeria
Minority Fellow Josephine Adaza calls for religious freedom for the Christian minority in Northern Nigeria.
31 January 2014
The right to keep or change one’s beliefs
The right to keep or change one’s beliefs
The UN independent expert on freedom of religion urges States consistently to respect, protect and promote the human right to freedom of religion or belief in the area of conversion.
9 November 2012
The destruction of cultural and religious sites: a violation of human rights
The destruction of cultural and religious sites: a violation of human rights
Destruction of cultural and religious sites constitutes a violation of human rights.
24 September 2012
Addressing incitement to hatred in the Americas
Addressing incitement to hatred in the Americas
Human rights experts discuss the implementation of international human rights standards to address incitement to hatred in the Americas.
23 November 2011
Tackling incitement to hatred in the Asia Pacific region
Tackling incitement to hatred in the Asia Pacific region
Human rights experts seek a better understanding of legislation and policies on incitement to hatred in the Asia Pacific region.
22 July 2011
Religion, belief and women’s rights
Religion, belief and women’s rights
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay warns against the reassertion of discriminatory practices against women amid political transition in the Middle East and North Africa.
7 April 2011
Expert workshop on the prohibition of incitement to hatred
Expert workshop on the prohibition of incitement to hatred
Experts meet in Vienna to focus on the implementation of the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred in Europe.
18 February 2011

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