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.
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.
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
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.
Other countries/ regions monitored – countries and regions that USCIRF has monitored during the year.
- Central African Republic
- 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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