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Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL4299, tabled on 19 December 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to raise the profile of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 2018.

Answered on

29 December 2017

​2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Throughout the year, we will take opportunities to raise the profile of the UDHR, including Article 18 which enshrines the right to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). Promoting and defending FoRB is a priority of Her Majesty’s Government’s foreign policy. By pursuing this priority in 2018 we will continue to raise the profile of Article 18