Cumberland Lodge Briefing document for the second retreat of our Emerging International Leaders Programme, taking place in June 2017.

Published Date: 
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Authorship: 
Kat Eghdamian (Cumberland Lodge Research Associate 2016/17)

What constitutes a violation of Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) is a complex and frequently contested topic for discussion.

Violations of FoRB range from the explicit (including persecution and violence) to the more subtle (including the denial of access to public services and civic life).

At the same time, there is an ongoing debate over whether there are legitimate limits to FoRB and, if so, what would constitute such a limit.

This Cumberland Lodge Briefing offers an overview of global violations of FoRB, including conversion and apostasy laws, the disclosure of religion (for example on identity documents), the denial of education, and religiously motivated conflict and violence. 

The documentcan be downloaded in compressed pdf format above. It has been distributed to delegates enrolled on our Emerging International Leaders Programme on FoRB, to help them prepare them for the second of three weekend retreats being held in the academic year 2016/17.

This second retreat will take place at Cumberland Lodge in early June 2017 and will focus on 'FoRB in Conflict'.