Gates of Vienna 3 October 2012
This is the seventh in a series of posts on this week’s OSCE "Human Dimension Implementation” meeting in Warsaw. More will be coming later this week. See the list of links at the bottom of this post for previous articles.
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ICLA 2 October 2012
Working session 10: Freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief.
On behalf of of International Civil Liberties Alliance, I would like to ask the following question:
How can the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights appropriately help the Participating States to make sure that their legislation concerning freedom of religion and belief is in compliance with the commitments of the OSCE and other international standards.
Huffington Post 2 October 2012
By Edward Falzon
September 30 2012 was the fourth annual Blasphemy Rights Day International, and we needed it this year as much as any other.
To the chagrin of anyone in favour of freedom of speech, such as Barack Obama, there are new calls at the United Nations to introduce an international law restricting blasphemy.
During Ahmadinejad’s visit to the U.N. last week: New York – Iranian President Ahmadinejad has described sanctions inflicted on his country by the USA, the UK and France as a "sacrilege against Islam”.