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.

Tai Ji Men Case Discussed at International Religious Freedom Summit 2021

Tai Ji Men Case Discussed at International Religious Freedom Summit 2021

The International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit is being held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. on July 13–15, and over 1,000 representatives from government agencies and civil society organizations are attending the event in person while over ten thousand people are participating virtually, being the largest and most important religious freedom event of the year. As a Summit partner, the Action Alliance to Redress 1219 hosted a workshop titled “A Question of Justice: The Tai Ji Men Case” and launched two new books about safeguarding human rights, justice, and religious freedom, documenting the Tai Ji Men case, a case of violation of religious freedom and human rights in Taiwan, and over 1,200 advocates participated in the event for religious liberty either in person or online.

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13th July conference the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims Worldwide

13th July conference the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims Worldwide

On 13 July 2021, UN human rights experts have expressed their deep concern over the lack of attention to the serious human rights violations perpetrated against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community around the world and called on the international community to step up efforts in bringing an end to the ongoing persecution of Ahmadi Muslims.

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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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CAP Freedom of Conscience involvement in Europe

Anti sect movements and laicite

Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) Working Session 6: Freedom of thought, conscience,...

Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) I: Freedom of Religion or Belief: Issues, Opportunities, and the Specific Challenges of Combatting Anti-Semitism and Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, Muslims, and Members of Other Religions

FECRIS claims in its by-laws that its activities do not enter « the religious field » and declares to be neutral in this matter. Why is it then that the Vice-President of FECRIS, an organization registered in secular France and massively financed by the French State, is Alexander Dvorkin, a Russian citizen blessed, financed and missioned by the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch to combat religious minorities perceived as competitors?

Freedom of religion prevails again at Council of Europe

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Synthesis of the 2016 Spiritual Human Rights Conference

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OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016

This  Task  Force  has  proceeded  to  biased  investigations  upon  the  denouncements  received  by  MIVILUDES,  where  the members of minorities were systematically presumed guilty.   CAP received a number of testimonies over the years  which evidence  their  prejudice,  such  people  suspected  of  shamanist ic  practices  whose  homes were raided and were put in custody, groups o f persons denounced  to MIVILUDES as “dangerous sects” who were interrogated and put under  pressure  to  denounce  their  “guru”,  others  denounced   as  being  “gurus”  who were put in preventive detention for up to 18 months, etc.   Coordination of Associations and   Individuals for Freedom of Conscience (CAP) CAP Liberté de Conscience

FECRIS, a NGO financed by the French government

Moreover, FECRIS says in its bylaws that « the action of the Federation is neither religious nor political ». If the action of FECRIS is not religious and claims to be neutral in this regard, how can it explain that an organization registered in a secular state – France – is massively financed with the money of all French tax-payers, while its vice-president, Alexander Dvorkin, a Russian citizen is blessed and financed by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church for its anti-sect activities. This same Russian Orthodox Church which, along with Putin, has been persecuting religious minorities for years in Russia.

ODIHR/Venice Commission Guidelines on the Legal Personality of Religious or Belief Communities

The purpose of these Guidelines is to ensure that those involved in drafting and applying...

Freedom of Religion or Belief, Fostering Mutual Respect and Understanding

Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience (CAP) Human Dimension...

Synthesis of the voluntary work side event OSCE – HDIM – 2014

Synthesis of the voluntary work side event OSCE - HDIM – 2014 Voluntary work in spiritual...

Report on France OSCE 2014

For years, France has had a policy of stigmatization and negative stereotyping of minorities of religion or belief it has labeled as “sects” or, more recently as “sectarian movements”. This derogatory classification corresponds to the improper assessment of religion or beliefs and the consideration that some of them, new or minority ones not belonging to traditional Churches or Institutions are “deviant”, can only stem from a “psychological hold” on the followers and constitute “sectarian abuses”.

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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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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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