(1) TOPIC GUIDES

Below you will find links to the topic of Freedom of Religion that will be discussed in the United Nations Human Rights Council:


(2) COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS



(3) VIDEO GUIDES

Below you will find video guides to your topic:
Spread of Religion

(4) LINKS TO NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOS)

International Association of Religious Freedom
Freedom Declared

(5) General Information on Freedom of Religion

The following sources are also optional resources for students to explore on their own time.
UN Commission on International Religious Freedom
UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 (U.S. State Department)

(7) COUNTRY RESEARCH

Albania

Click here to learn about Albania's position on freedom of religion:
Albania Religious Freedom Report
Albania Religious Freedom Indexes

Algeria

Click here to learn about Algeria's position on freedom of religion:
ALGERIA 2013 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT
THE IMPACT OF Blasphemy Laws on Human Rights

Afghanistan

Click here to learn about Afghanistan's position on freedom of religion:
refworld
WT
Angola
Click here to learn about Algeria's position on freedom of religion:
Guardian
refworld

Bangladesh

Click here to learn about Bangladesh's position on freedom of religion:
2013 Report on International Religious Freedom
Bangladesh-Freedom in the World

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Click here to learn about Bosnia & Herzegovina's position on freedom of religion:
Bosnia & Herzegovina 2013 Report on International Religious Freedom
Freedom in the World 2012

Brazil

Click here to learn about Brazil's position on freedom of religion:
Religious Freedom in Brazil
BRAZIL 2013 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT
Brazil has lowest government restrictions on religion among 25 most populous nations
Bulgaria
Click here to learn about Bulgaria's position on freedom of religion:
Bulgaria Report on Freedom of Religion
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND CHURCH-STATE RELATIONS: BULGARIA

Canada

Click here to learn about Canada's position on freedom of religion:
Rights and Freedoms in Canada
International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 Canada
Canadian Freedom of Religion Case

China

Click here to learn about China's position on freedom of religion:
Religion in China
International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 China
Religious Freedom in China

Czech Republic

Click here to learn about the Czech Republic's position on freedom of religion:
International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 Czech Republic
Freedom in the World 2013

Egypt

Click here to learn about Egypt's position on freedom of religion:
Egypt's Religious Freedom Farce
USCIRF Annual Report 2015-Egypt

Finland

Click here to learn about Finland's position on freedom of religion:
FINLAND 2013 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT
Freedom in the World 2013-Finland

France

Click here to learn about France's position on freedom of religion:
French Views of Religious Freedom
French Law 'Laicite' Restricts Muslim Religious Expression

Germany

Click here to learn about Germany's position on freedom of religion:
Germany-Religious Freedom Executive Summary
Freedom of religion and the rule of law in Germany

India

Click here to learn about India's position on freedom of religion:
International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 India
The Arguments For and Against a National Anti-Conversion Law

Indonesia

Click here to learn about Indonesia's position on freedom of religion:
Religious Freedom in Indonesia
International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 Indonesia
Is a new law enough to protect religious minorities in Indonesia?

Iran

Click here to learn about Iran's position on freedom of religion:
Islamic Republic of Iran - Constitution
International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 Iran

Iraq

Click here to learn about Iraq's position on freedom of religion:
Freedom in the World 2013-Iraq
IRAQ 2013 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT

Israel

Click here to learn about Israel's position on freedom of religion:
Human Rights in Israel: Freedom of Religion
The Right to Freedom From Religion in a Jewish State

Italy

Click here to learn about Italy's position on freedom of religion:
2013 Report on International Religious Freedom - Italy
In Italy, Religious Minorities Struggle (Vainly) for Official Recognition

Jordan

Click here to learn about Jordan's position on freedom of religion:
OHCHR
Refworld

Lebanon

Click here to learn about Lebanon's position on freedom of religion:
Reports on Religious Freedom: Lebanon
Freedom of religion: “Diversity must be reinforced in Lebanon by investing in common citizenship” – UN Expert
Lebanon - Religious Sects

Liberia

Click here to learn about Liberia's position on freedom of religion:
USEmbassy
Freedom House

Libya

Click here to learn about Libya's position on freedom of religion:
LIBYA 2013 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT
Coptic Christians increasingly feel endangered in Libya and Egypt
Religious Freedom in Libya

Malaysia

Click here to learn about Malaysia's position on freedom of religion:
Freedom House
Lausanne

Myanmar

Click here to learn about Myanmar's position on freedom of religion:
America, Myanmar and religious freedom
Human rights / Freedom of religion
Religious Freedom in Burma Among the Worst in the World: US Report

New Zealand


Click here to learn about New Zealand's position on freedom of religion:
Teara
NZ Herald

Portugal

Click here to learn about Portugal's position on freedom of religion:
PORTUGAL 2013 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT
Religion and Discrimination Law in Portugal

Russia

Click here to learn about Russia's position on freedom of religion:
Russian Laws, Policies Restrict Religious Freedom - US Report Read more: http://sputniknews.com/world/20130521/181259579/Russian-Laws-Policies-Restrict-Religious-Freedom---US-Report
Religious Freedom in Russia

Rwanda

Click here to learn about Rwanda's position on freedom of religion:
2013 Report on International Religious Freedom - Rwanda
Rwanda's religious reflections
Religiously-based civil unrest and warfare

Saudi Arabia

Click here to learn about Saudi Arabia's position on freedom of religion:
Freedom House Expat Arrivals

Slovenia

Click here to learn about Slovenia's position on freedom of religion:
2013 Report on International Religious Freedom - Slovenia
FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN THE DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

South Africa

Click here to learn about South Africa's position on freedom of religion:
International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 South Africa
South Africa: fast facts

Spain


Click here to learn about Spain's position on freedom of religion:
Freedom House
Refworld

Sweden

Click here to learn about Sweden's position on freedom of religion:
10 FUNDAMENTALS OF RELIGION IN SWEDEN
International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 Sweden
Sweden Religious Freedom Indexes

Switzerland

Click here to learn about Switzerland's position on freedom of religion:
Freedom House
UNESCO

Timor-Leste

Click here to learn about Timor-Leste's position on freedom of religion:
State Gov
Refworld

Tunisia

Click here to learn about Tunisia's position on freedom of religion:
Berkeley
Human Rights Watch

Turkey

Click here to learn about Turkey's position on freedom of religion:
Berkeley
New York Times

United Kingdom

Click here to learn about the United Kingdom's position on freedom of religion:
Liberty Human UK
Gov UK

United States

Click here to learn about the United States' position on freedom of religion:
ACLU
Economist

Uzbekistan

Click here to learn about Uzbekistan's position on freedom of religion:
Berkeley
Gov UK

Venezuela

Click here to learn about Venezuela's position on freedom of religion:
State
Freedom House

Vietnam

Click here to learn about Vietnam's position on freedom of religion:
RFA
World Watch Monitor