Cumberland Lodge briefing document for our Emerging International Leaders Programme

Published Date: 
Friday, 6 December 2019
Authorship: 
Kat Eghdamian

This briefing document has been produced to support international students who are participating in our Emerging International Leaders programme on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB). We are pleased to make it publicly available. It both updates and consolidates an earlier, three-part edition, published in 2016. Our Emerging International Leaders programme was launched in 2016, with support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). It was developed in recognition of the importance of religion and belief in peoples’ lives, and to help raise awareness and improve understanding of human rights issues associated with the diversity of beliefs and religious practices held around the world.

This programme is supporting and equipping a growing network of international students with the skills and insight necessary to drive debate and influence policy around FoRB. Our hope is that they will become powerful advocates for human rights in their universities and home countries.

We are grateful to our freelance Research Associate, Dr Kat Eghdamian, for her research and insight on Freedom of Religion or Belief

You can find out more about the programme here, and we will be tweeting at #clFoRB.