UN rights body ditches call to condemn religious “defamation”, focuses on freedom of belief

The UN’s top human rights body has replaced its traditional condemnation of religious “defamation” with a resolution underlining the right of individuals to freedom of belief: previous resolutions backed largely by Muslim countries had sought to criminalize any criticism of religions that was deemed offensive by believers.

via:[http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/un-rights-body-ditches-call-to-condemn-religious-defamation-focuses-on-freedom-of-belief/2011/03/24/AB8CbQQB_print.html]

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