Australia, Canada, Greece, United Kingdom and United States
All of the countries covered in this website have agreed to protect and uphold human rights, through their support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and through international treaties.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Each of the countries on this website voted in favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each of these countries has agreed to take action to guarantee the human rights that are described in the declaration. In international cases of religious intolerance, the declaration provides standards by which acts of religious intolerance can be assessed. It is considered the “foundation of international human rights law.”
International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights
Each of the states covered on this website have all ratified the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights. All have committed to protecting and guaranteeing the rights to freedom of religion for all people. This is an international treaty, suggesting that these countries would cooperate to stop acts of religious intolerance that occur across national borders.
Greece and the United Kingdom
The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union guarantees human rights to freedom of religion for all member states.
The European Convention on Human Rights is a treaty that guarantees human rights to people across all EU states. It uniquely provides the opportunity for individuals to seek justice, at the international level.
The European Court of Human Rights hears cases from individuals or groups who have been the victims of religious intolerance, as described in the European Convention on Human Rights. Victims can take people from other EU member states to this court to have their case heard.
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