religion

Addressing Assembly, UN expert urges States to do more to protect the right of religious conversion

A United Nations independent expert today urged the international community to consistently respect, protect and promote the human right to freedom of religion or belief in the area of conversion.

UN experts voice concern over situation of religious minorities in Iran

Two independent United Nations human rights experts have welcomed the release of a pastor in Iran who was charged with apostasy, while voicing deep concern over the arrest and detention of hundreds of Christians in recent years.

‘State religions’ risk alienating minorities, warns UN rights expert

State-sanctioned religions risk alienating minorities and discriminating against members of other faiths, an independent United Nations human rights expert warned today.