Webchat: Istanbul Process, Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief

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I spoke with Ambassador Cook and Kozak on the Istanbul Process as part of a U.S. State Department webchat.  It can be viewed here.

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After years of debate, the international community passed an important resolution calling on states to take action to combat religious intolerance without placing bans on speech. As Secretary Clinton stated, “Under this resolution, the international community is taking a strong stand for freedom of expression and worship, and against discrimination and violence based upon religion or belief. These are fundamental freedoms that belong to all people in all places, and they are certainly essential to democracy.” On December 14, join us for a live webchat featuring representatives from the U.S. Department of State, Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security. These speakers will discuss ways the United States will engage representatives from countries and international organizations on best practices in the areas of enforcing anti-discrimination laws and government outreach and training.