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Violence against religious communities

Amendment No. 17 | Doc. 13157 | 23 April 2013

Mr Andreas GROSS, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Tina ACKETOFT, Sweden, ALDE ; Mr Robert BIEDROŃ, Poland, SOC ; Ms Gülsün BİLGEHAN, Turkey, SOC ; Ms Anne BRASSEUR, Luxembourg, ALDE ; Mr Jonas GUNNARSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Ms Iwona GUZOWSKA, Poland, EPP/CD ; Ms Carina HÄGG, Sweden, SOC ; Mr Mike HANCOCK, United Kingdom, ALDE ; Mr Mogens JENSEN, Denmark, SOC ; Mr Tiny KOX, Netherlands, UEL
2013 - Second part-session
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 8.5, insert the following paragraph:

"ensure that the religious beliefs and traditions of individuals and communities of the society are respected, while guaranteeing that a due balance is struck with the rights of others in accordance with the case law of the European Court on Human Rights;"

Explanatory note

This amendment would ensure that the equality of all persons before the State is underlined in this report. The report fails to give any protection to non-religious people or people who are not exercising a religion on a daily basis. It would also provide a more positive language to the report.