New on Conversations: Posts discussing the recently released “Freedom of Religion or Belief and Security: Policy Guidance”, issued  by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Ukrainian scholar Dmytro Vovk invites four other international experts to discuss implications of this new publication.

Launched in Warsaw on 19 September 2019,  amidst “increasing security-driven restrictions on the right to freedom of religion or belief in the OSCE region,“ this policy guidance, said Kishan Manocha, ODIHR Senior Adviser on Freedom of Religion or Belief, “seeks to contribute to the much-needed reframing of the discourse on freedom of religion or belief and security in the OSCE region and to inform practice in this area. . . . It offers practical guidance to help OSCE participating States ensure their security measures are in line with their international obligations and commitments in this area.”