The French Model

The Threat of France’s Anti-Sect Laws to Religious Liberty in Europe & Beyond

by Joseph K. Grieboski

The countries of Western Europe have committed to the highest standards of freedom of religion and belief. They have ratified the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil a nd Political Rights, and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. They are all subject to the European Court of Human Rights and members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Unfortunately, some of these countries are nevertheless becoming new and subtle arenas for religious discrimination.

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Joseph K. Grieboski is founder and president of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy in Washington, D.C. The Institute, which has offices in Brussels and at the United Nations, is a nonpartisan, inter-religious organization that seeks to shape the public participation in policy of the community of faith.

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