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Westminster Hall debate: Freedom of religion or belief

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A general debate on freedom of religion or belief will take place in Westminster Hall on Thursday 1 March 2018 at 1.30pm.

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The subject of the debate was determined by the backbench Business Committee following an application from Jim Shannon MP. The motion for the debate is: "That this House has considered freedom of religion or belief."

The debate is timed to coincide with the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council to be held from 26 February to 23 March 2018. The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe.


The proceedings of this debate can be viewed on


Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0047

Author: Sarah Priddy

Topics: Human rights, Religion and faith communities

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