Freedom of Conscience and Anti-Discrimination – WYA Europe celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Brussels, European Parliament: On December 4th, 2008, the World Youth Alliance hosted a panel discussion entitled “Freedom of Conscience and Religion in the Context of Anti-Discrimination Measures” in conjunction with its four-day training seminar on “Freedom of Conscience in the European Union.” Speakers included MEP Jaime Mayor Oreja (Spain, Vice President of EPP-DE group), WYA Director of Advocacy Rebecca Austen, Ms. Joanna Lopatowska from the Secretariat of Legal Affairs for COMECE, Christel Lamère Ngnambi, Manager of the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) , and Dan Boucher, Director of Public Affairs for CARE.  

In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the World Youth Alliance was thrilled to host this timely and appropriate discussion of the intersection of various rights guaranteed in the UDHR.  WYA hopes that the seminar and panel discussion will help to promote the dignity of the human person in European equal treatment policies.

See WYA press  release in english, in french and in spanish.

Read more on the youth training ‘Freedom of conscience in the EU’.