International Religious Freedom Advocacy: A Guide to Organizations, Law, and NGOs

International Religious Freedom Advocacy: A Guide to Organizations, Law, and NGOs

by H. Knox Thames, Chris Seiple, Amy Rowe

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The first resource of its kind, International Religious Freedom Advocacy equips activists and policymakers with an intimate knowledge of the governmental institutions, NGOs, and laws that work to safeguard religious liberties across the world. Beginning with an overview of the international legal protections, these advocacy veterans explain the intricacies of and resources available within the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe, Organization of American States, African Union, and more. They conclude with in-depth case studies of Turkmenistan and Vietnam and a host of additional helpful information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602581791
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

H. Knox Thames is Director of Policy and Research at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Previously he was Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State, serving as the lead officer for religious freedom issues at the United Nations. In 2007 he received the International Religious Freedom Award from the International Religious Liberty Association.

Chris Seiple is President of the Institute for Global Engagement and the founder of the Council on Faith & International Affairs.

Amy Rowe served as Director of Country Programs at the Institute for Global Engagement until September 2007, where she helped convene the Institute's international dialogues on religion, security, and rule of law in Europe and Asia.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of International Religious Freedom Advocacy

Chapter 2: United Nations

Chapter 3: European Union

Chapter 4: Council of Europe

Chapter 5: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Chapter 6: Organization of American States

Chapter 7: African Union

Chapter 8: U.S. Bodies and Institutions

Chapter 9: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Chapter 10: Case Study 1 - Turkmenistan

Chapter 11: Case Study 2 - Vietnam

Chapter 12: Conclusion

Appendix I: Acronyms

Appendix II: Communication form for the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Appendix III: Communication form for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Appendix IV: Communications form for the UN Human Rights Committee under the First Optional Protocol

Appendix V: Contact information for NGOs

Appendix VI: Ratification of Human Rights Treaties

Appendix VII: Turkmenistan case study supporting documents

Appendix VIII: Vietnam case study supporting documents

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This work of practical scholarship for policymakers and advocates is certain to become a standard in the field and classroom.

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There is no better book at explaining the intricate web of international laws and institutions involved in safeguarding religious freedom.

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