Annual Report, International Religious Freedom: Report Submitted to the Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate by the Department of State, in Accordance with Section 102 of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001
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Page xvii - In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
Page xvii - Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.
Page 58 - There was no change in the status of respect for religious freedom during the period covered by this report, and government policy continued to contribute to the generally free practice of religion.
Page 7 - There were no reports of religious prisoners or detainees. Forced Religious Conversion There were no reports of forced religious conversion, including of minor US citizens who had been abducted or illegally removed from the United States, or of the Government's refusal to allow such citizens to be returned to the United States. Section III.
Page 64 - ... evangelical Christian denominations. While the courts generally have upheld the right of evangelical Christian groups to worship and to construct facilities to house their congregations, the State limits the number of foreign religious workers granted temporary residence permits. The US Government discusses religious freedom issues with the Government in the context of its overall dialog and policy of promoting human rights. RELIGIOUS DEMOGRAPHY The country has a total area of 25,322 square miles...
Page 270 - Forced Religious Conversion There were no reports of forced religious conversion, including of minor US citizens who had been abducted or illegally removed from the United States, or of the Government's refusal to allow such citizens to be returned to the United States. SOCIETAL ATTITUDES Discrimination based on religious differences is much less common than discrimination based on ethnic group or caste.
Page 442 - country of particular concern" under the International Religious Freedom Act for "particularly severe violations" of religious freedom — a status it shares with the worst abusers in history.
Page 548 - II. Status of Religious Freedom Legal/Policy Framework The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respects this right in practice. The Constitution grants to all residents the right "to profess their faith freely...
Page 190 - ... prisoners or detainees. Forced Religious Conversion There were no reports of forced religious conversion, including of minor US citizens who had been abducted or illegally removed from the United States, or of the Government's refusal to allow such citizens to be returned to the United States. SECTION III. SOCIETAL ATTITUDES The generally amicable relationship among religions in society contributed to religious freedom.