Category Archives: Europe

Report on Violations of the Rights of Orthodox Christians in Europe in 2015 published

June 22, 2016. The Centre for Monitoring the Rights and Freedom of Orthodox Christians in Europe publishes its annual report for the year 2015. Monitoring the rights and freedom of Orthodox Christians in Europe within 47 countries of the Council of Europe means registering violations of freedoms of conscience, expression, assembly and other freedoms and rights. Usually violations occur as […]

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Patriarch of Georgia and the Georgian Orthodox Church are accused of hate speech and intolerance in the report of the Commission against Racism and Intolerance of the Council of Europe

March 28, 2016. The report of the Commission against racism and Intolerance of the Council of Europe presents its report and attributes hate speech and Intolerance to Patriarch Ilia and the Georgian Orthodox Church, as it is referred on the official website of the CoE. On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the European […]

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Representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church visited Strasbourg and had several meetings in the Council of Europe

December 14, 2015. The representative of Ternopil and Kremenets diocese, hegumen Gerontius, rector of St. John Merciful Monastery, and the legal adviser of the Kyiv Metropolis and also chief of the human rights organization “Public Advocacy” Mr. O.Denisov had a meeting at the Council of Europe with the Commissioner of Human Rights Mr. Nils Muiznieks. The representative of the Russian […]

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OSCE meeting in Warsaw discussed the seizure of Ukrainian Orthodox churches

October 2, 2015. From September 21 to October 2, 2015, the OSCE held the Human Dimension Implementation meeting in Warsaw (Poland) as the official website of the Moscow Patriarchate reports. The participants discussed the problems of tolerance and non-discrimination, struggle with racism, xenophobia, including intolerance and discrimination against Christians and people of other faiths. Among the participants was Rev.Roman Bogdasarov, […]

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OSCE Conference: “Enhancing efforts to prevent and combat intolerance and discrimination against Christians, focusing on hate crimes, exclusion, marginalisation and denial of rights”.

May 18, 2015. The OSCE Serbian Chairmanship and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) organised in Vienna a Conference discussing the ways that can be used in order to count the intolerance and discrimination against Christians. The Ambassador Vuk Žugić, Chair of the OSCE Permanent Council and Serbia’s Permanent Representative to the Organization, underlined that Serbia […]

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