Guidelines on the Legal Personality of Religious or Belief Communities launched in Istanbul
The Turkish translation of OSCE/ODIHR-Venice Commission Guidelines on the Legal Personality of Religious or Belief Communities was launched in Istanbul 19 November.
(Photo: OSCE/Marharyta Zhesko)
The meeting was co-organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in co-operation with the Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s Freedom of Belief Initiative in Turkey, Istanbul Bilgi University’s Human Rights Law Research Centre and the International Centre for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, in the United States.
The meeting brought together more than 50 representatives of public authorities, religious or belief communities, academia and civil society organizations. The participants discussed the implementation of minimum international standards in the area of recognition of religious or belief communities, as enshrined in the Guidelines.