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.

A/HRC/47/NGO/178 : State Funding of anti-religious associations in France

A/HRC/47/NGO/178 : State Funding of anti-religious associations in France

CAP Liberté de Conscience is concerned about the relaunch of the fight against religious minorities in France since the recent reorganization of MIVILUDES (the Interministerial Mission of Vigilance and Fight Against Cultic Deviances) has been implemented.

At the beginning of 2020, the French Prime Minister announced a reorganization of MIVILUDES in response to a report from the Accounting Court (Cour des Comptes) which denounced the lack of professionalism of MIVILUDES in its working method and questioned the relevance of such an organization.

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REQUEST TO IMMEDIATELY HALT DEPORTATION OF AN AHMADI MUSLIM FROM PULHEIM, GERMANY TO PAKISTAN

REQUEST TO IMMEDIATELY HALT DEPORTATION OF AN AHMADI MUSLIM FROM PULHEIM, GERMANY TO PAKISTAN

CAP Liberté de Conscience urges the German authorities not to deport Mr. Tahir Ahmad from Pulheim, Germany.  Mr. Tahir Ahmad is a citizen of Pakistan and belongs to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. As many international reports have established, the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan deteriorating every month. To send Mr. Tahir Ahmad back to Pakistan is to put his life in danger.

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A/HRC/47/NGO/167  Misusing Taxes for Discriminating Against Religious and Spiritual Minorities: A Global Problem

A/HRC/47/NGO/167 Misusing Taxes for Discriminating Against Religious and Spiritual Minorities: A Global Problem

Tax weapons have been often used to discriminate against religious and spiritual minorities. This is becoming a global problem, and one the human rights community should be aware of.

In France, in 1996 a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry established a blacklist of spiritual groups classified as “cults” (in French, sectes). 172 groups were thus criminalized, and a policy of repression was instituted against these spiritual movements.

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Freedom of Expression Policy Toward Tamils History Posts Removal and Restriction, on Facebook, Google, Youtube and other social medias.

Freedom of Expression Policy Toward Tamils History Posts Removal and Restriction, on Facebook, Google, Youtube and other social medias.

The Internet with Social Media has become “one of the most powerful instruments of the 21st century for increasing transparency in the conduct of the powerful, access to information, and for facilitating active citizen participation in building democratic societies.” The formation of an inclusive information society requires universal ability to access and contribute information, ideas, and knowledge so citizens can participate in discussions on public affairs and be part of the decision-making process. The Internet offers a new opportunity for developing policies on proactive transparency and dissemination of information and ideas of all kinds. Its speed, decentralization, and low cost allow both the State and private parties to disseminate information without barriers of borders, opportunity, or bureaucracy that once hampered such circulation

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Demands and Pledge from Several thousand people joined the march

Demands and Pledge from Several thousand people joined the march

Pottuvil to Polikandy (P2P) – Demands and Pledge from
Several thousand people joined the march across the island
nation’s north and east, with demands that linked Eelam
Tamil civil society.
The five-day march for justice held across Sri Lanka’s north and east last february 2021
drew attention for more than one reason.
After months of restricted movement due to the pandemic and military restrictions, it was
the first instance of several thousand people taking to the streets to assert their rights.

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CAP Freedom of Conscience involvement in Europe

Side-event OSCE HDIM 2018 : Freedom of Belief, No Discrimination and Telorance in the OSCE area

THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS INVALIDATES  APPLICATION OF THE RUSSIAN LAW ON EXTREMISM  TO...

OSCE HIDM 2018 Working session 6 : The Denial of Religious Plurality in Russia

CAP Liberté de Conscience, a French NGO created in 2000 dedicated to the respect of the Right of Freedom of Religion and Belief. CAP LC is expert since now 20 years, in religious minorities’ discriminations in France and Europe. CAP Liberté de Conscience organizes events, conferences, meetings to unite minority religions to counter discrimination mainly in France but also in Europe and worldwide.

Side-event OSCE HDIM 2018 : The Religious Freedom in Eastern OSCE countries :The Denial of Religious Plurality in Russia

For one thousand years, Russia has been an Orthodox country, a bulwark against the expansion of Catholicism and other religions. “Russian Orthodox lands” are considered canonical territories where competition by other Christian religions has never been acceptable in the eyes of Moscow Patriarchy.

Faith and Freedom Summit

The Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE) launched the “Faith and Freedom...

“1,5 million jailed for their faith”: Religious persecution in China denounced at the European Parliament

Bitter Winter (28.06.2018) - https://bit.ly/2II2Sfq - The situation of religious liberty in China...

Freedom of religion or belief and the rights of asylum : The case of China

The Coordination of the Associations and the People for Freedom of Conscience is a european NGO...

Faith and Freedom Summit 2018

Mr Jan Zahradil, MEP, is sending this invitation to the "Faith and Freedom Summit: Practicing what...

Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Right to Asylum: The Case of China

Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Right to Asylum: The Case of China European Parliament ASP...

ANTI-SECT MOVEMENTS AND LAICITE: THE FRENCH-RUSSIAN CONNECTION

Since the beginning of the century, religious matters have emerged as a critical issue in national and international political agendas. However, starting in the 1980-1990s, a question started preoccupying certain European States: the emergence of new religious and spiritual groups coming from abroad, from Northern America or the East, or the spontaneous appearance of new spiritual movements, besides traditional Churches and worldviews well integrated in society.

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China Denies Children Their Freedom of Religion and Belief

China Denies Children Their Freedom of Religion and Belief

  Each November 20, 2020, World Child Day is commemorated around the world. It is the day in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. This year, the world focused on the theme that EVERY CHILD HAS EVERY RIGHT. Not so...

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What is CAP Freedom of Conscience ?


The Coordination of the Associations and the People for Freedom of
Conscience is an European NGO with United Nations Consultative
Status, created two decades ago and dedicated to protect the Right of
Freedom of Religion and Belief.

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