"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, alone or in community with others, and, in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."
Article 18 of the Universial Declaration of Human Rights:
Friday, 4 September 2009
Religious Discrimination in Belgium
In the wake of a controversial parliamentary commission
Ten years after the establishment of the “Observatory on Sects”, it is time to draw some conclusions and raise questions about the results of what is widely considered to be, at least beyond the Belgian borders, an out of proportion and discriminatory series of measures that target religious organizations, violating international human rights treaties ratified by Belgium...