OSCE HIDM 2019 Prasun Prakash

OSCE HIDM 2019 Prasun Prakash

HUMAN DIMENSION IMPLEMENTATION MEETING Warsaw, 16 to 27 September 2019 Working session 13: Tolerance and non-discrimination II Including: Combating racism, xenophobia, discrimination, combating anti-Semitism andintolerance against Christians, Muslims and members of...
OSCE HIDM 2019 Prasun Prakash

OSCE HIDM 2019 CAP LC

HUMAN DIMENSION IMPLEMENTATION MEETING Warsaw, 16 to 27 September 2019 Working session 13: Tolerance and non-discrimination II including:–Combating racism, xenophobia, and discrimination–Combating anti-Semitism and intolerance and discrimination against Christians,...
Side-event OSCE HDIM 2018 : How Universal is “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Side-event OSCE HDIM 2018 : How Universal is “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Globalization underline that the UDHR is often applied relative to regional culture, rather than securing universal principles. Especially when it comes to Freedom of Thought, Religion or Belief we find how cultural bias influence policy and law-making. What one considers a religious practice – such as devotional work in monastery – others consider criminality – in this case human trafficking.

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AND STATE NEUTRALITY: THE CASE OF HUNGARY

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AND STATE NEUTRALITY: THE CASE OF HUNGARY

Alike other Eastern Europe countries, Hungary has adopted liberal legislation in the aftermath of the fall of Communism to consecrate freedom of religion and belief. However, subsequent political developments aimed at restoring Hungarian religious “heritage” and repressing nontraditional religious denominations. The 1990 liberal Law guaranteeing the right of freedom of conscience and religion for all and prohibiting discrimination has been replaced in 2011 by a new religion law that stripped approximately 200 religious communities of legal personality and established a two-tier system where the status of Churches is politically approved and non-recognized religious organizations are second-zone groups of parishioners deprived of the legal protection afforded to Churches.

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