UN expert on freedom of religion set to visit Romania

24 July 2003

A United Nations expert on freedom of religion will travel to Romania at the invitation of that country’s government to meet with officials and representatives of civil society on issues pertaining to the right to free belief.

Abdelfattah Amor, the UN Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on freedom of religion or belief, will visit Romania to further his mandate which falls under the world body’s framework on the elimination of all forms of intolerance and discrimination based on religion or creed.

During his 7 to 13 September visit, Mr. Amor will meet with government officials related to his work, representatives of religious communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as individuals who can provide him with information on the freedom of religion or belief in Romania.


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