Statement of FOREF Europe at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016

Here is a new statement from FOREF (Forum for Religious Freedom Europe) concerning the sorry state of religious freedom in Hungary. It is being submitted at the 2016 OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Human Dimensions meeting in Warsaw, Poland.

Forum for Religious Freedom Europe

HUNGARY: Two years after ruling by ECtHR Church Law Remains Unaltered

FOREF Europe intervenes for the 3rd time at the OSCE

Viktor Orban

BUDAPEST/WARSAW, 24.09.2016 (FOREF) – The Forum for Religious Freedom Europe prepared following intervention for the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting and will present it on 27 September 2016 in Warsaw, Poland, at the working session 12. This session will cover issues of fundamental freedoms focusing on freedom of religion and belief (FoRB) in the OSCE region. (See also our article from September 2014 here.)

FOREF’s Intervention on Hungary’s Religion Law 2014: New Religion Law at Variance with OSCE Standards and the European Convention on Human Rights

FOREF’s Intervention on Hungary’s Religion Law 2015: Amended Church Law Remains at Variance with OSCE Standards and the European Convention on Human Rights

Recommendations (September 2016):

The Forum for Religious Freedom Europe (FOREF) calls upon the Government of Hungary

(1) to introduce legislation…

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