The office of Elmar Brok MEP, Chair of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee, and the European Platform on Religion Intolerance and Discrimination, are pleased to invite you to the conference “Religion, Security & Human Rights,” on December 10, at the European Parliament.

Key note speaker will be Dr. Hiner Bielefeldt, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Additional speakers include: Prof. Cole Durham, Director of the International Center on Law and Religion Studies, Dr. Kishan Manocha, Senior Advisor at OSCE/ODHIR.

The conference, organized in cooperation with Middle East Concern, will celebrate International Human Rights Day. The panel of experts from the European Union, the United Nations, academia and civil society will focus upon the nexus of state security, extremism and Freedom of Religion or Belief, and explore different sets of international guidelines to promote and protect Freedom of Religion or Belief.

When: 10 December 2015, 9:00AM-11:00AM
Where: European Parliament, Room 6Q1

Please note that due enhanced security measures, capacity is limited and registration by December 3 is mandatory to all those without an access badge.

Religion and Security Event December 2015 Poster



Update: Please click here for a summary and photos of this conference.