Annual Report on Religious Freedom 2014


Annual Report on Religious Freedom 2014

30 Apr 2014

The U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) published their annual report on 30 April 2014. This is the 15th annual report produced by the organisation, which this year documents religious freedom violations in 33 countries. 

Key Findings

The report makes country specific recommendations and this year examines U.S. international religious freedom policy over the past 15 years, recommending ways in which the U.S. can engage with and promote religious freedom.

The report also highlights countries of concern in three categories. This year they are:

Tier 1 – countries of particular concern: countries where there are severe violations of religious freedom that are systematic, ongoing and egregious.

  • Burma
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

Tier 2 – countries of particular concern: countries where there are violations of religious freedoms in at least one of the elements of the systematic, ongoing and egregious standard.

  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Cuba
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Russia
  • Turkey

Other countries/ regions monitored – countries and regions that USCIRF has monitored during the year.

  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Central African Republic
  • Ethiopia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Western Europe

You can read more from the report here 


This article summarises an external report, and is not to be taken as the view of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. 

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