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.



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.