Reports, Documents and Legislation
Documents and Legislation on Religious Freedom
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.
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.