Guidance

Freedom of religion or belief: how the FCO can help promote respect for this human right

Guidance on how freedom of religion or belief relates to the UK’s strategic priorities, and how the FCO can help its promotion.

Document

Freedom of Religion or Belief - how the FCO can help promote respect for this human right

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email webmaster@digital.fco.gov.uk . Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

Freedom of religion or belief is a human right whose enjoyment is important to achieving the UK’s strategic priorities, particularly as regards conflict prevention and resolution. It is a sensitive issue in many countries.

These guidelines, elaborated with the help of specialist stakeholders, aim to provide a simple introduction to the issues for FCO posts and desks, some responses to frequently raised issues, and other resources for those who wish to go deeper into the subject.

Published 30 June 2010
Last updated 20 October 2016 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated.
  2. First published.