Freedom of Religion or Belief and Security: New Policy Guidance from the OSCE
This document is the product of extensive consultations with government officials, civil society organizations, religious or belief communities and academic experts. Meetings to collect feedback on draft versions of this publication, held in Almaty, Brighton (United Kingdom), Brussels, Kyiv, London, Ottawa, Vienna, Warsaw and Washington D.C. between October 2016 and April 2018, brought together some 165 individuals (90 men and 75 women) from a wide range of backgrounds. Special thanks are due to all those who participated in this consultation process. Advice on the document was also sought from ODIHR’s Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
In addition the following experts made notable contributions to the drafting of this document: Silvio Ferrari, Joelle Fiss, Nazila Ghanea, Susan Kerr, Brett Scharffs, Jeroen Temperman, Asma Uddin, Marco Ventura and Michael Wiener.
ODIHR also acknowledges the co-operation and support it received from Caspian Public University; the Commission on Security and Coop-eration in Europe; the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University; Taras Shevchenko University; the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom; and the University of Sussex.