Category Archives: Discrimination, violation of freedom of expression of Orthodox Christians by a State

The Constitutional Court has opened legal proceedings over a complaint about the discriminatory law against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

April 20, 2019 – The Information and Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), referencing the website of the Constitutional Court Of Ukraine, reports that the Court has opened legal proceedings over a case of constitutional conformity of the Law of Ukraine “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations” regarding the […]

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New draft law of Penal code abolishes petty offences inter alia for malicious blasphemy and religious insult.

April 5, 2019 – According to Romfea News, a series of changes having a severe impact on Greek society will emerge from the abolition of the petty offenses with the new draft law of the Penal Code if it remains unchanged and not amended within the framework of consultation. The new draft law is dealing with the revision of the […]

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Problem of violation of the rights of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s faithful raised at OSCE meeting

April 2, 2019 – in Vienna, Austria, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has finished the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Upholding the Principles of Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Including in the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief, where, among the topics raised, was the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, reports the official website of […]

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The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has issued an official statement about the current situation in Ukrainian and World Orthodoxy

April 3, 2019 – The heads of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have convened for a session. In the result, an official statement, explaining the current situation and the Church’s position, has been issued. The document informs about discrimination and violation of the rights of the believers, a criminal persecution of a priest who protects the rights of faithful and […]

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