What is “Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience” (CAP Freedom of Conscience)?
CAP Freedom of Conscience is a secular European NGO with United Nations Consultative Status, created in 1995 and dedicated to protect the Right of Freedom of Religion and Belief.
CAP Freedom of Conscience combats all forms of discrimination based on religion or belief by alerting European and International bodies.
CAP Freedom of Conscience collects testimonies of discrimination and human rights violations affecting religious or belief communities in order to disseminate them to international bodies, and in order to raise awareness and inform them as well as to generate debate on the protection of Freedom of Religion and Belief.
CAP Freedom of Conscience also advocates for any religious or spiritual group facing discrimination to have their right to Freedom of Religion and Belief recognized.
CAP Freedom of Conscience is a member of the European Federation for Freedom of Belief (FOB), European Network Of Religion and Belief (ENORB) and participate to the Civil Society Platform of Fundamental Rights created by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency DAFOH Partners in Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting
HRC 54 Written Statement Ukrainian children in search of a way home from Russia How does the child protection system work in Ukraine and in the world?
CAP Liberté de conscience and Human Rights Without Frontiers are deeply concerned about the Ukrainian children who were taken away against their will from the Ukrainian occupied territories to Russia in the framework of the war and whose parents are desperately in search of them. Both NGOs strongly support the recommendations of the UN Secretary-General, who urges
HRC 54 Written Statement Forced Organ Harvesting of Living Falun Gong Practitioners in China has to End
Recognizing that the Universal Declaration on Human Rights has been and continues to be a source of inspiration for the 193 member states of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations, as shown in the Universal Declaration on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting, presented by five NGOs during a World Summit in 2021;
We, together with the NGO Stop Amhara Genocide, have continuously alerted this Council that the Tigray conflict was an opportunity for the Ethiopian government to intensify the ethnic cleansing of the Amhara people started under TPLF regime.
Oral Statement Lebanon : Item 3: General debate on promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development – General Debate
We are deeply concerned about cases of violations of freedom of expression and the misuse of military justice to repress activists and “political dissidents” in Lebanon.
Amendments to the Criminal Code allow the Permanent Military Court to hear civil cases related to national security, with far fewer protections for the defendants.
HRC 54 written statement : Urgent Appeal to Address Escalating Human Rights Violations and Crisis in Amhara, Ethiopia
CAP Liberté de conscience is deeply concerned about the escalating crisis and human rights violations that are devastating the Amhara region in Ethiopia.
The places of worship of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are under constant attack by miscreants, put to mischief by their extremist clerics, who have no fear of the law as they are confident no action will be taken against them.
CAP Freedom of Conscience involvement UNITED NATIONS
52nd Human Rights Council : Arbitrary arrest and detention journalists and activists reporting on the persecution of Amharas
CAP Liberté de conscience and Human Rights Without Frontiers are particularly concerned about the dramatic shrinking of the freedom of journalists and media outlets in Ethiopia. The federal law enforcement forces and the judiciary and have largely abused their mandate throughout last year.
Protection of universal human rights in conflict affected areas has always been the priority for the work of UN Human rights council. There is inseparable connection between protection of peace and security and human rights and human dignity. Both sustainable peace and human dignity can’t not be achieved but with Justice. The latter is a fundamental building block for the formers, thus it needs to be addressed at once. This linkage become even more important when the shadow of the fading conflict still dominates and hinder normalization efforts by the states engaged in post-conflict peacebuilding. The two-fold task presents a challenge but also provide opportunity to support transition from conflict to peace by applying the mechanism of transitional justice.(1) One such important opportunity emerged in the critical region of South Caucuses with the effective transition of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict since the parties signed Trilateral Statement in November 2020 which ended the war.
This symposium is organised by the Arab European forum for Dialogue and Human Rights as a side event in light of the 52nd session of the Human Rights Council.
Human Rights Council 52nd Regular Session : side-event Human Rights In Pakistan Balochistan in Focus
On the occasion of the ongoing 52nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council, human rights activists called upon the UN to investigate human rights violations perpetrated by Pakistani security forces in Balochistan. In a side-event titled “Human Rights in Pakistan: Balochistan in Focus” hosted by Thierry Valle, President of Coordination des Association et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience, in room number XXII, speakers highlighted various aspects of atrocities faced by the Baloch people in Pakistan.
Considering the history of the cooperation between Sudan, UN agencies and international organizations on humanitarian issues, the Vice-President of the Sovereign Council in Sudan, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, recently urged the UN and its agencies as well as the EU and its member states to provide Sudan with the needed financial, logistical and technical resources. We support and reiterate this urge to the Council.
52nd regular session of the Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on the situation of human rights in Ethiopia
According to eyewitnesses the attacks were mainly carried out by government forces and the victims were mostly women, children and the elderly. The attacks took place for a month, since November 13, 22 until December 3, 22.
In total, two hundred eighty Amhara civilians were confirmed dead on December 3, 22. Nearly twenty thousand people managed to escape.
There are currently close to one million Amharas specifically displaced to escape ethnic based massacres from Benishangul-Gumuz, Wellega and North Shewa.
Human Rights Council 52nd regular session of the Human Rights Council 27 February 2023 – 18 April 2023 General DebateItem 3
Alexander Dvorkin is not just an ideologist for Russian extremist politicians. He is still vice-president of the FECRIS anti-sect organisation, which is funded by the French government. We recommend to put him and FECRIS on the list of sanctions.
SPECIFIC TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES OCTOBER 2022 PERIODIC REVIEW MECHANISM FOR THE FORTY-THIRD SESSION
The organizations concerned operate for the protection and respect of Human Rights in the Arab world and in the countries of the world. They are active in the protection and promotion of Human Rights as well as aﬃrming international eﬀorts for Human Development. Moreover, they strive to promote dialogue and peace in the world as well as to guarantee the enjoyment of the fundamental rights and freedoms of everyone.
United Nations Challenges of achieving peace and development in Middle East and North Africa : Yemen: A failure of the United Nations?
By 2023, 21.6 million people will require some form of humanitarian assistance, while 80 per cent of the country’s population struggles to access food, clean water and adequate health services. Multiple emergencies have hit the country: violent conflict, economic blockade, currency collapse, natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic
The promotion of peace, security and respect for fundamental rights and freedoms are some of the values and objectives of the European Union.
HRC52 Parallel Event | Recognising the Diversity of Yemen – Safeguarding the rights of every Yemeni to determine their religion or belief
As Yemen is defining its future, it is important that human rights, especially, the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief is front and centre and presented by those committed to those aims, not least individuals from discriminated religious beliefs.
Human Rights Council 52nd regular session of the Human Rights Council 27 February 2023 – 18 April 2023 Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief – Interactive Dialogue
CAP Liberté de Conscience and Human Rights Without Frontiers are deeply concerned by France’s failure to respect freedom of religion and belief for all religions, beliefs and spiritual minorities.
Indeed, France continues its hunt against minorities using its Interministerial Mission against sectarian drift, Miviludes as an instrument of discrimination.
Today, a conference on so-called sectarian drifts and conspiracy theories is being held in Paris. It is organized by Miviludes and by the Secretary of State in charge of Citizenship, Sonia Backès.
New legislative measures targeting minorities are to be discussed.
Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review Forty-second session 23 January–3 February 2023 Summary of stakeholders’ submissions on Pakistan
recommended to repeal all anti-blasphemy laws, and ensure that the State’s domestic laws, policies and practices comply with the international human rights covenants, in particular articles 2, 18, 19 and 26 of the ICCPR. It also addressed the multiple and intersecting forms of violence and discrimination suffered by the Ahmadi community, including those faced by Ahmadi women, children and refugees.
HRC52 Side Event Invitation: “Hard to Believe”: Trends in Restrictions on Religious Conversion – 8 March 2023
The Permanent Mission of Hungary, the Permanent Mission of Poland and ADF International are co-hosting a side event on the margins of the 52nd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council, titled “Hard to Believe: Trends in Restrictions on Religious Conversion”.
13 Human Right Organizations successfully launched the UAE’s Shadow Report 2023: “A Way” for Universal Periodic Review 43rd Session
Guest speaker Christine Mirre (CAP Liberté de Conscience) from Paris, France, started the Shadow Report session by voicing her endorsement of its enduring ties to the UAE and human rights. She also told that where the world and the NGOs of the United Nations are going. She also pointed to the rights of women as a concerned representative of NGO.
High-level event : Seminar inaugurating the shadow report of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism Human Rights in the United Arab Emirates
High-level event : Seminar inaugurating the shadow report of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism
Human Rights in the United Arab Emirates
Violations of human rights in Sri Lanka Human Rights Committee – 137th Session – February – March 2023
CAP Liberté de Conscience (France) and the Brussels-based NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers are deeply concerned about the deterioration of human rights in a wide range of areas in Sri Lanka.
In the last few years, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and the Human Rights Commission have received about 15,000 complaints annually regarding the violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed in Chapter III, 10-14 of the 1978 Constitution. All these complaints are against executive and administrative actions of government officials.
The human rights defense organization CAP LC (Coordination des Associations et Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience), in co-sponsorship with UPF and its affiliated organization Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP), held the side event on the occasion of the Universal Periodical Review of Japan at the Human Rights Council.
Le gouvernement français a institué un système unique en Europe de surveillance de ces minorités qui entraîne de graves manquements de l’Etat aux principes de liberté de religion ou de croyance, d’égalité des citoyens français devant les institutions nationales et de fraternité en clivant les citoyens selon leur appartenance à une minorité religieuse ou de croyance reconnue ou non et en instaurant un climat de suspicion et parfois même de haine pour les croyances non traditionnelles et non normatives.
The subject of human rights and religious freedom is one of the most critical issues in contemporary Indonesia, as religious minorities suffer not only from discrimination but also increasingly from physical attacks because of their beliefs, and the cases of the Ahmadiyya community are a clear example.
THE-QUASI GOVERNMENTAL INDONESIAN COUNSEL OF ULEMA(MUI) HAS DECLARED AHMADI MUSLIMS AS “DEVIANT” AND HERETICAL TO ISLAM–PERPETUATING VIOLENCE AGAINST THE COMMUNITY 2008 JOINT MINISTERIAL DECREEEST ABLISHED LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON FREEDOM OF BELIEF FOR AHMADI MUSLIMS IN INDONESIA DESTRUCTIO OF AHMADI MUSLIM MOSQUES &P ROHIBITION ON BUILDING NEW PLACES OF WORSHIP BANS ON LITERATURE BELONGING TO THEAHMADIYYAMUSLIM COMMUNITY LACK OF ADEQUATE HOUSING FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WHOSE HOMES WERE DESTROYED BY INDONESIAN MILITANTS
CAP Liberté de Conscience is a secular European created in 1995 and dedicated to protect the Right of Freedom of Religion and Belief. We combats all forms of discrimination based on religion or belief by alerting European and International bodies. We collects testimonies of discrimination and human rights violations affecting religious or belief communities in order to disseminate them to international bodies, and in order to raise awareness and inform them as well as to generate debate on the protection of Freedom of Religion and Belief. We also advocates for any religious or spiritual group facing discrimination to have their right to Freedom of Religion and Belief recognized.
On behalf of the Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience (CAP Freedom of Conscience) and International Human Rights Commissio , it is my privilege to invite you to our NGO side event highlighting the persecution faced by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Indonesia during the 41st session of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review in Geneva.
Statement delivered 136th session Human Rights Committee (10 Oct 2022 – 04 Nov 2022) on Ethiopia Incidents targeting the Amhara community in 2022
We are very concerned about the ethnic killings of Amharas in Horo Guduru Wellega Zone, West Wellega Zone and in Kellem Wellega Zone Oromia from June to September 2022:
The assassination in Nara, Japan, of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
on July 8, 2022, was followed by a campaign of intolerance, discrimination, and
persecution of the Unification Church, now called the Family Federation for World
Peace and Unification (we will use “Unification Church” and “Family Federation
for World Peace and Unification” interchangeably here, as most media do,
although we are aware of the historical nuances and differences). During the course of this campaign, the human rights of the members of the Unification Church in Japan were seriously, systematically, and blatantly violated.
CAP Freedom of Conscience involvement in Europe
Since May of this year, over 100 Ahmadis from various countries where they were heavily persecuted, have been detained by the Turkish authorities in Edirne Immigration Detention Center. They want to apply for asylum in an EU country.
Those people from the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light do not want to stay in Turkey, another Muslim majority country, where people also consider them infidels and treat them as such.
Anti-religious intolerance and hate crimes continues to be a concern across the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) region. Such manifestations of intolerance threaten both the security of individuals and societal cohesion, as discrimination and intolerant discourse often escalate into violence and wider scale conflict. At the same time, a comprehensive security regime is also needed to fully respect, protect and fulfil freedom of religion or belief, which is specifically acknowledged as one of the fundamental principles guiding mutual relations among OSCE participating States and an integral aspect of the OSCE’s concept of security. Furthermore, participating States of the OSCE have agreed on a broad range of commitments to address racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, discrimination and intolerance, including intolerance against Christians, Muslims, Jews and members of other religions. This side event will present the current situation in the OSCE area with regards to anti-religious hate crime, including reporting and addressing it. It will also highlight ODIHR’s recent and forthcoming tools, such as community security guides and factsheets. The discussion will also address gender-related aspects of anti-religious hate crime. The side event will be organized by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) with the support of the FoRB Roundtable Brussels-EU
Violence in Yemen in 2023 has seen an uptick , including an increase in targeted attacks and violent speech towards religious minorities. On 25th May 2023, Houthi militia stormed a peaceful meeting of Bahais in Sana’a and arrested 17, including ﬁve women, and continue to detain 11 of them incommunicado. In 2 June 2023, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights reported how the Mufti Shamseddin Sharafeddin, appointed by leaders of the Houthi militant movement, accused the detained Bahais of being apostates and saying “they should be killed,” if they did not repent Similar hate speech and incitement has been recorded in Yemen towards Christian converts and others since the start of the conﬂict and was raised during the virtual 53rd Human Rights Council parallel event co-sponsored by the Slovak Republic Bureau of the Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief.
Whether or not transitional justice is implemented is the basic condition for examining the establishment of a human rights nation. As Christine Mire, vice president of the French CAP-LC (Coordination for Freedom of Conscience of Individuals and Organizations), emphasized, Taiwan is one of the few countries that can turn the relics of past government abuses into museums, and despite Taiwan’s commitment to democracy, the failure to solve the Taijimen case has tarnished Taiwan’s reputation as a democracy. The government should face up to the fact that Taiwan’s international reputation should be preserved.
Transformational justice stepping on thunder? European and American Human Rights Experts Warn: Be Careful of Ruining the Democracy of Taiwan
Christine Mirre, vice-chairman of CAP-LC, the French Coordination for Individuals and Organizations Freedom of Conscience, said that what she felt during this visit was that the police and soldiers who originally rescued Taiwanese from Japanese occupation turned out to be protectors. oppressor. Taiwan must really turn the page, otherwise it will be a wound that has not yet healed. This is indeed unknown to Western countries. She believes that this is indeed a big wound for Taiwan.
Are there too many human rights mines in Taiwan? International Human Rights Forum Calls for Cancellation of Transitional Justice Timeline
Christine Mirre, vice-chairman of the French Coordination for Freedom of Conscience of Individuals and Organizations, said that what she felt during this visit was that the police and soldiers who were supposed to be protectors of Taiwan from the Japanese occupation turned into oppressors. Taiwan must really turn the page, otherwise it will be a wound that has not yet healed. This is indeed unknown to Western countries. She believes that this is indeed a big wound for Taiwan.