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International

In our international work, we pay special attention to international treaties that outline universal human rights, starting with Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which affirms, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights… [and] endowed with reason and conscience.” Article 18 specifies that “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice worship and observance.”

Other international treaties not only echo the same principles, but lend them the force of law.

Our international work falls primarily into one of the following categories:

Casework, Conferences, Special Projects (Body of Belief, Constitutional Coding Project), Advocacy (Blasphemy, UPR Databases, Oral Interventions), the Legal Training Institute, and individual issues (Blasphemy, Religious Attire, Conversion, Hybrid Legal Systems).