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Interreligious Dialogue: Conference on Religion and EU External Action

EU guidelines on freedom of religion or belief (FORB). What’s next?
26.04.2017 - 16:30
- 26.04.2017 - 19:00
Last Updated: 03.05.2017 - 09:20
ASP 3E2, European Parliament, Brussels
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Wednesday
16:30
Welcome & Introduction
Speakers
György HÖLVÉNYI, Co-Chair of the EPP Group's Interreligious Dialogue & Intercultural Activities Service
Father Olivier Poquillon O.P., General Secretary of COMECE
16:45
International religious freedom: new challenges
Speakers
Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
17:00
The implementation of the EU guidelines on FORB
Speakers
Mercedes García Pérez, Head of the Human Rights Division of the European External Action Service (EEAS)
17:15
FORB in third countries and the role of the EU
Speakers
Ján Figel’, Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion of belief outside the EU
17:30
From EU guidelines to EU toolkit on FORB: some proposals
Speakers
José Luis Bazán, Legal Advisor, COMECE Secretariat
17:45
The role of the European Parliament in the promotion of FORB
Speakers
Mairead McGUINNESS, First Vice-President of the European Parliament responsible for Article 17
18:00
Religious diversity and freedom of religion in Iraq
Speakers
Stephen Rasche, Legal counsel to the Archdiocese of Erbil and newly-nominated spokesperson for the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee
18:15
Q & A Session
18:45
Closing remarks
Speakers
Jan OLBRYCHT, Co-Chair of the EPP Group's Interreligious Dialogue & Intercultural Activities Service
Father Olivier Poquillon O.P., General Secretary of COMECE

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