Reports, Documents and Legislation

Documents and Legislation on Religious Freedom

> Universal Declaration of Human Rights |Dec. 10, 1948

Article 18.
 Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

> International Religious Freedom Act of Oct. 27, 1998

> The Global Magnitsky Act of Dec. 17, 2015

> Frank R. Wolf, Religious Freedom Act of Dec. 16, 2016

The Potomac Declaration | July 26, 2018

The Potomac Declaration reflects the views of the United States government on the importance of promoting religious freedom, a universal human right, as a means to ensuring greater peace and stability within and among nations. The Potomac Plan of Action is a framework proposed by the United States government for activities that the international community can draw from to promote religious freedom and respond to abuses and violations of religious freedom or instances of persecution on account of religion, belief, or non-belief. These documents were presented by the United States government to the participants of the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.

Human Rights Reports

The reports linked to here follow the status of religious liberty in the world and/or track the plight of Christians in countries around the world.

> Aid to the Church in Need, 2018 Religious Freedom in the World Report

> U.S. Commission on International Religous Freedom, 2018 International Religious Freedom Report

> U.S. State Department, 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

> Open Doors USA, 2018 Worldwatch List

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