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Deteriorating Religious Liberty in Europe

Moderator

Robert Hand

Staff Advisor

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Witnesses

Francesca Binda

National Democratic Institute

Karen Gainer

National Democratic Institute

Eric Jowett

International Republican Institute

Kent Patton

International Republican Institute

Paul Rowland

National Democratic Institute

Senior Advisor to the Commission, E. Wayne Merry, chaired this briefing which was part of a series by the Commission on the subject of religious liberties within the OSCE region. This series was prompted by a perceived developing problem of restrictions on religious liberties in several participating states to the OSCE. At the time, the Commission was devoting most of its attention to the countries that that traditionally had a much more tolerant view toward religious minorities, such as those in Western and Central Europe. Participants in this briefing included Francesca Binda, Karen Gainer, and Paul Rowland, all with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and International Republican Institute (IRI) personnel Eric Jowett and Kent Patton.

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