Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee


Yasmine Mazih

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Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Committee

Delegates : Yasmeen MAZIH & Ghali TANJI

TOPIC : Religious Freedom

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom” Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

One of the fundamental human rights is Freedom of Religion and the delegation of Denmark’s approach to international freedom of religion is based on article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as on article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (IPPCR). And as one of the founding members of the United Nations, the Kingdom of Denmark remains strongly committed to the ideals and aspirations enshrined in the UN Charter. This is why, the Section 70 of the Danish Constitution guarantees freedom of religion by ensuring that civil and political rights can not be revoked due to race or religious beliefs.
The Kingdom of Denmark’s strength is to be an open community, which is inclusive and embraces different cultures and religions. A country of tolerance inspired by currents from around the world and by the people who come to this place. For this reason, the delegation of Denmark, is deeply concerned about the numerous incidents of intolerance and violence against persons based on their religion in different regions of the world, like Myanmar to quote only the most known example. The concept of religion is not defined in international law. ...