Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief is an independent expert appointed by the United Nations
Human Rights Council. The mandate holder has been invited to identify existing and emerging obstacles to the enjoyment of the right to freedom of religion or belief and present recommendations on ways and means to overcome such obstacles. The United Nations Commission on Human Rights appointed further to resolution 1986/20 a “Special Rapporteur on religious intolerance”. In 2000, the Commission on Human Rights decided to change the mandate title to “Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief”, which was subsequently endorsed by ECOSOC decision 2000/261 and welcomed by General Assembly resolution 55/97. On 18 June 2010, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 14/11 which, inter alia, extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for a further period of three years.Special Rapporteurs: Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt (Germany), since 1 August 2010; Ms. Asma Jahangir (Pakistan), August 2004 - July 2010; Mr. Abdelfattah Amor (Tunisia), April 1993 - July 2004; Mr. Angelo d'Almeida Ribeiro (Portugal), March 1986 - March 1993. | Human Rights Council.
Source: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/religion/index.htm | A/RES/54/159, para. 12.
- Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on freedom of religion or belief alternate
- Sonderberichterstatter über Religions- und Weltanschauungsfreiheit title
- Sonderberichterstatter des Menschenrechtsrats über Religions- und Weltanschauungsfreiheit alternate