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Indonesia: Overturn blasphemy conviction of Jakarta Governor and repeal law

11 May 2017

ARTICLE 19 condemns the criminal conviction for “blasphemy”…


Denmark: Ban on blasphemy must be abolished

21 Apr 2017

ARTICLE 19 urges the Danish Parliament to repeal the…

Legal analysis

Myanmar: Draft Interfaith Harmonious Coexistence Law

31 Oct 2016

In October 2016, ARTICLE 19 analysed the draft Interfaith…


UNHRC 31: The right to freedom of religion or belief

09 Mar 2016

At 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council, ARTICLE…


UNHRC Side Event: Human Rights and “Preventing Violent Extremism”

03 Mar 2016

Human Rights and “Preventing Violent Extremism”The…


UNHRC Side Event: Protecting Freedoms of Expression and Religion or Belief

03 Mar 2016

Protecting the Freedoms of Expression and Religion…


Bahrain: Analysis of charges against Sheikh Maytham Al Salman

11 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 has endorsed a statement by Columbia Global…

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Saudi Arabia: Poet Ashraf Fayadh given death sentence for Apostasy

30 Nov 2015

ARTICLE 19 has joined with a number of civil society…

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Bangladesh: Another victim of the ICT Act - Mohon Mondal detained

21 Oct 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns the arrest and detention of Mohon…

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Bangladesh: Secular blogger Niloy Neel murdered

07 Aug 2015

Niloy Chakrabarti, a Bangladeshi blogger known for…

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UN HRC adopts resolution on combating religious intolerance, but test remains in implementation

27 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption by consensus of the…

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IPU: Proposed resolution would be backward step for free expression and freedom of religion or belief

26 Mar 2015

Jordan has tabled an emergency resolution at the Inter-Parliamentary…

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IPU: reject emergency resolution on “respect for religions and religious symbols”

25 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 urges the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)…

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UNHRC: States must implement 16-18

13 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 joins FIDH, Reporters Without Borders, the…

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Iran: The Un-universal Application of Universal Human Rights

30 Jan 2015

“Free speech in Iran”.  “Freedom…

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Facebook – A Double-Edged Sword

27 Nov 2014

Since its founding in 2004, Facebook has become a radical…

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Acid Attacks, OK! Teenage Water Fights, NOT OK!

24 Oct 2014

This week the brave women of Iran fought back against…

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European Court ruling on French "veil-ban" a blow for freedom of expression

02 Jul 2014

ARTICLE 19 is disappointed with the decision of the…


UN Geneva Event: International responses to religious incitement and hatred

09 Mar 2014

You are cordially invited to attend a side event at 25th session…

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Tunisia: New constitution adopted by consensus

27 Jan 2014

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption of the Tunisian Constitution,…

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European Court of Human Rights: Criminal ban on veil in public violates right to freedom of expression

22 Jul 2013

ARTICLE 19 has filed third-party intervention submissions…


UNHRC Event: Incitement to hatred (4th June)

28 May 2013

The prohibition of incitement to hatred and beyond:Towards…

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Russia: Draft Amendment to the Criminal Code Aimed at Countering Insult of Religious Beliefs

08 May 2013

In this analysis, ARTICLE 19 calls on the State Duma…

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Morocco: Concern for academic targeted for comments about religious texts

01 May 2013

ARTICLE 19 is concerned for the safety of the Moroccan…

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Bangladesh: Action needed now to stop gender-based violence against journalists

10 Apr 2013

ARTICLE 19 calls on the government to condemn violence…

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ARTICLE 19 unveils a practical guide for dealing with cases of incitement to hatred

03 Dec 2012

When does speaking freely become incitement to hatred?…

Press release

Tunisia: Report finds draft constitution fails to protect fundamental human rights

09 Nov 2012

ARTICLE 19 warns that the initial draft of Tunisian…

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Human Rights Council: Reject resolution on "traditional values"

24 Sep 2012

UN Human Rights Council members should reject a draft…

Legal analysis

Tunisia: Draft Law on Criminalisation of Offences against Sacred Values

16 Aug 2012

In this analysis, ARTICLE 19 calls upon the Tunisian…

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Tunisia: Draft law criminalising offending religious values is repressive and vague

16 Aug 2012

ARTICLE 19 is alarmed by a Draft Law currently under…

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Kenya: Religious leaders are public figures and should tolerate a high level of criticism

27 Jul 2012

ARTICLE 19 is increasingly concerned about threats…

Policy brief

Getting the facts right: Reporting ethnicity and religion

09 May 2012

1. IntroductionThe interest in the way media report…

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Saudi Arabia and Malaysia violate rights of Saudi tweeter

22 Feb 2012

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the actions of Malaysia…

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Indonesia: light sentences for deadly attack threaten religious tolerance

29 Jul 2011

A district court sentenced 12 Islamist militants to…

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South East Asia: the state of free expression

14 Jul 2011

On 15 – 16 July 2011, a Regional Symposium on…

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19 Nov 2010

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Indonesia: Court Decision Upholding “Defamation of Religions” Laws is Major Setback

27 Apr 2010

On Monday 19 April, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court…