HRC 51st Session :  Persecution of Religious Minorities Through Tax Harassment and Seizure of Property, and Reactions by International Scholars

HRC 51st Session : Persecution of Religious Minorities Through Tax Harassment and Seizure of Property, and Reactions by International Scholars

In the Russian Federation, premises of the Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to be confiscated. Following similar decisions in other jurisdictions, on July 22, 2022, the District Court of Volgograd turned a building and a land plot belonging to the Jehovah’s Witnesses into state ownership. The fact that the European Court of Human Rights recently declared the “liquidation” of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Russian Federation and confiscation of their properties as contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights was ignored.

tax case involving a spiritual school known as Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy

tax case involving a spiritual school known as Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy

We represent NGOs specialized in freedom of religion and belief, and academic research centers in the field of religion and spirituality.
We are impressed by the work done in Taiwan to protect religious liberty both at home and abroad, and some of us heard your inspiring opening remarks at the event “A Civil Society Dialogue on Securing Religious Freedom in the Indo-Pacific Region,” cosponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State in Taipei in 2019.

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