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SOAS Professor joins Foreign Office Advisory Group on freedom of religion or belief

30 April 2014

Mashood Baderin, Professor of Law at SOAS, University of London has participated in two key events for promoting and protecting human rights, which includes becoming a member of the Foreign Office Advisory Group on freedom of religion or belief.

Invited by Senior Minister of State Baroness Warsi to form a new sub-group of the Foreign Secretary’s Human Rights Advisory Group, Professor Baderin joined a group of experts to advise FCO Ministers and staff on how to continue promoting and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief worldwide. The first meeting held on 25 March discussed the vision and strategy of the group.

Professor Baderin, in his role as UN Independent Expert for the Sudan, also attended a meeting with the UK Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, on 26 March to discuss the situation of human rights in the Sudan, particularly in relation to  the last September demonstrations in the Sudan that resulted in the killing of many demonstrators. The meeting was mentioned by the Minister in the House of Commons debate on 27 March in response to a question on the Sudan.

View the full story on the Foreign Office Advisory Group on freedom of religion or belief

View the full report from the House of Commons on the situation of human rights in the Sudan