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September 26, 2018

It was an honour to speak at the G20 Interfaith Summit today in Buenos Aires. The panel focused on the rising tensions between religious freedom and anti-discrimination norms.

We discussed the embemati c case of our times: "The Cake"! If a baker refuses to bake a weddin...

March 2, 2014

When Florida pastor Terry Jones planned to burn 2,998 Muslim holy books in Mulberry on

Sept. 11. 2013, a group celebrated diversity to counter his message of hate. What began as a simple stand against intolerance in Mulberry last year is bringing three Polk County resid...

October 17, 2012

Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed the statement by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), affirming the 57-member organization will not seek a global ban on blasphemy or defaming religion through the U...

March 23, 2012

Joelle Fiss, at the UN Human Rights Council, on combating religious intolerance while

upholding free speech (March 2012).

December 20, 2011

Myth vs. Reality on U.S. Engagement with Islamic States Yesterday, in an historic vote, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on combating religious intolerance. The novelty of this text is that it does not include the harmful concept of “defamation...

March 25, 2011

IN THE last few years, it had become a recurring, and thoroughly depressing, event in the diplomatic calendar. In the United Nations General Assembly and the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC), Muslim countries have lined up to push through resolutions denouncing...

October 31, 2010

Hungary’s Roma have long experienced widespread discrimination and violence.

Here is what the Hungarian government should do about it.

See the complete article (PDF)

September 1, 2009

La conférence Durban II reste fade. Elle n’a pas éclaté en mille morceaux, mais elle n’a pas bâti une solide fondation pour lutter contre le racisme non plus. Zéro-zéro. Autrement dit, ex-aequo, tant pour

les pessimistes que pour les optimistes.

Voir l'article complet (P...

December 25, 2004

Joelle Fiss s’est rendue à la Conférence mondiale contre le Racisme, organisée par les Nations

Unies, en tant que présidente de l’Union européenne des Etudiants juifs. Elle raconte heure

par heure son expérience, dans le journal de Bernard Henri-Lévy.

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