Since the publication of the internationally significant work Facilitating Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Deskbook, many appeals for its translation have been made. Consequently, the Center has undertaken the task of translating the deskbook into Indonesian, Russian, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese. The Indonesian Translation has now been published, and the Russian Translation was launched in events in Moscow and Kyiv in early August 2010. The deskbook anthology is designed as a single-volume resource for all who are concerned with facilitating improved global compliance with international standards in freedom of religion or belief (FORB).
The Deskbook’s varied and diverse topics are addressed by more than fifty global experts in the field, who provide historical and philosophical background on religious human rights, applicable international norms, and the international…
Directors: W. Cole Durham, Jr., ICLRS, BYU and Tore Lindholm, University of Oslo (Norwegian Centre for Human Rights)
Sponsors: Sorenson Legacy Foundation and the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
Description: Since the publication of the significant work Facilitating Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Deskbook, there have been many appeals for its translation so that it can be used throughout the world. This project undertakes the translation of the Deskbook into Chinese, Russian, and Indonesian, with other translations to follow.
ICLRS Director Cole Durham and Associate Director Elizabeth Clark, along with ICLRS Academic Advisory Board Member Tore Lindholm of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, participated in the launch of the Russian translation of Facilitating Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Deskbook during events in Moscow and Kyiv on 3 and 5 August 2010. As main speakers at the Moscow event, held at the Slavic Legal Center, Professors Durham, Sewell, and Lindholm were joined in the presentation by discussion moderator Roman Lunkin, director of the Institute of Religion and Law and Senior Scientist, Institute of Europe….