This page focuses on the recent reports and statements made by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief (FoRB)

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief is an independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council. The current mandate holder, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, has been in post since November 2016.

Special Rapporteur’s 2019 reports

Report, Feb 2019: Restrictions imposed on expression on account of religion or belief.

Preliminary findings of country visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Dr Ahmed Shaheed.

Special Rapporteur’s 2018 reports

Report, Feb 2018: State-Religion Relationships and their Impact on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

Report, Sept 2018: Relationship between freedom of religion or belief and national security.

Country Visit Report: Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief on his visit to Tunisia (9-19 April 2018)