A Discussion with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed

A Discussion with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed

Date: Mon, April 3 2017 Time: 3:00pm

Freedom House
1850 M Street NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

Please join Freedom House and the Center for Inquiry for a discussion with the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed.

Dr. Shaheed, who was appointed in 2016, begins his mandate at a crucial time. Around the world, people face severe restrictions on their ability to exercise their rights to freedom of religion or belief. What are the existing and emerging challenges to freedom of religion or belief? What is the role and capacity of the UN and the special rapporteur in improving human rights situation? And how can civil society best lead or complement efforts to combat state and non-state threats to freedom of religion or belief? 

Welcoming remarks by:

Michael De Dora
Main Representative to the UN,Center for Inquiry; President UN NGO
Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, New York

Discussion with:

Ahmed Shaheed
UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Moderated by:

Bobby Herman
Vice President for International Programs, Emergency Assistance, and Multilateral Initiatives
Freedom House 

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