Freedom to Believe: Protecting and Promoting Article 18
Commission to hold two oral evidence hearings: 03 June and 07 July 2010

27 May 2010

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights was the central document of the twentieth century that internationally codified fundamental human rights; freedom of religion being one. Freedom of religion and belief is set out in Article 18 of the UDHR, and in Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

The Commission will hold two oral evidence sessions, from 6-8pm on June 3 and 5-7 pm on July 7, and invites written submissions of evidence of violations of freedom of religion and belief and policy recommendations, to be submitted by July 1.


Commission revisits Burma's crimes against humanity
in Parliamentary hearing

11 January 2010

Four years after the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission held its first ever hearing, in which it focused on the human rights crisis in Burma, it is re-visiting the subject in a hearing on Monday 18 January, 2010: “Burma’s Crimes Against Humanity: The Next Steps in International Policy”. The hearing will be held from 5pm-7pm in Room O, Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1 (above Westminster tube station, opposite the Houses of Parliament). It is open to the public to attend.

The hearing will receive oral evidence from four speakers:
Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Wai Hnin Pwint Thon, Bwa Bwa Phan, and Anna Roberts.