"Objective criticism of religion is a human right," affirmed Ms Asma Jahangir, United Nations special rapporteur at a meeting in New York on October 25.
Posted August 21, 2009
News October 2007, New York, NY, USA – She was speaking at a special meeting of the United Nations Non-Government Organization Committee for Freedom of Religion or Belief. Her remarks come after intense debate at the UN, especially at the Human Rights Council, on this issue of defamation of religion. Jahangir's mandate is as special rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief.