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Croatia Ratifies Ideological Istanbul Convention Against the Will of the People

 

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The human rights organization "Public Advocacy" expresses its support to the participants of the march "For Life" (Argenitina) and wishes success in the struggle for life.


Head of NGO Public Advocacy O. Denisov Takes Part in Several Activities of 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

On March 5, 2018, as part of the work of the regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, O. Denisov took part in the event "Religion and State – a Multidimensional Relationship."

 

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Working Meeting of Head of NGO Public Advocacy O. Denisov with UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Mr. Ahmed Shaheed 

On March 6, 2013, the head of NGO Public Advocacy met with the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Mr. Ahmed Shaheed.

 

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At 37th Session NGO Public Advocacy Submits a Statement to UNHRC on Prohibiting the Adoption of Bills Nos. 4128, 4511 and 5309 by the Parliament of Ukraine

The statement is addressed directly to the UN Human Rights Council and filed in accordance with the mandate of this body, which provides for the consideration of reports of violations and threats to peace and stability.

 

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At the 37th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council NGO "Public Advocacy " has submitted a written statement on the violations of the rights of the Jerusalem Orthodox Church.

 

  The written statement addresses the issue of an unprecedented draft law, presented to the Knesset in July 2017 containing grounds for the infringements of the rights of religious organizations to own land, in particular, providing for the possibility of land confiscation.

 

The Jerusalem Patriarchate was supported by the following Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem:

+Patriarch Theophilos III, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate;

+Patriarch Nourhan Manougian, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate;

+Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator, Latin Patriarchate;

+Fr. Francesco Patton, ofm, Custos of the Holy Land;

+Archbishop Anba Antonious, Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, Jerusalem;

+Archbishop Swerios Malki Murad, Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate;

+Archbishop Aba Embakob, Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarchate;

+Archbishop Joseph-Jules Zerey, Greek-Melkite-Catholic Patriarchate;

+Archbishop Mosa El-Hage, Maronite Patriarchal Exarchate;

+Archbishop Suheil Dawani, Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East;

+Bishop Munib Younan, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land;

+Bishop Pierre Malki, Syrian Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate;

 

+Msgr. Georges Dankaye’, Armenian Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate.

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Meeting with His Eminence Metropolitan of Argolis NECTARIOS (Antonopoulos) of the Greek Orthodox Church

Head of the NGO Public Advocacy” DENYSOV Oleg met with His Eminence Metropolitan of Argolis NECTARIOS (Antonopoulos) of the Greek Orthodox Church. At the meeting a discussion was held on the issues pertaining to religion-based human rights violations of Orthodox Christians in Greece and Ukraine. Upon the suggestion of Metropolitan Nectarios, a number of documents on the rights protection were developed. On his part, His Eminence sent an appeal to the United Nations Human Rights Council, arousing his serious concern over violations of the rights of believers in Ukraine.

The parties discussed the possible ways of further protection of the rights of Orthodox Christians in Greece and Ukraine via the system of the international human rights bodies and mechanisms.


 

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On consideration of the issue of observance of religious freedoms in Ukraine within the framework of the meeting of the working group of the Universal Periodic Review of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council

 

  

On 15.11.2017 representatives of NGO "Public Advocacy" took part in the meeting of the Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.See more.


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Information message of the OSCE mission on the results of observation of the grips of churches of the UOC and other conflicts in the religious sphere in Ukraine - оn the link


The Ukrainian human rights organisation “Public Advocacy” published the Report on violations of the rights and freedoms of religious organisations: Facts, Evidence and Claims Regarding  Violations of the Rights of Believers and  Religious Organizations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2014-2016

September 8, 2016. The Ukrainian human rights organisation “Public Advocacy” published the Report on violations of the rights and freedoms of religious organisations in Western Ukraine which contains new facts and details: evidence of violations in 2014-2015, Ukrainian Courts decisions, examples of hate speeches in resolutions of state authorities and other information in regard of violations of the rights of Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The full text of the report you can found here:

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The Ukrainian human rights organisation “Public Advocacy” prepared the legal opinion on the draft law “Introducing amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations” (submitted by the MPs V.Y. Yelenskyi, S.M. Voitsekhovska and others)

 The text of the document and additional materials you can find here.