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Published Oct. 31, 2016 4:43 PM

The right to freedom or religion or belief is increasingly becoming a political tool. So how can we deal with this challenge?

Published Mar. 10, 2016 5:54 PM

A report from the Oslo Coalition finds that the Constitutional Agreement between the Georgian State and the Orthodox Church was in conflict with human rights. 

Published July 1, 2015 1:49 PM

Justice Through Equality: Building Religious Knowledge for Legal Reform in Muslim Family Laws is now available in urdu.

This report sums up lessons we have learned from the expert discussions and written contributions in the nine years the Oslo Coalition project has run, and places some of the key arguments into an editorial synthesis. It is intended for policy-makers, stakeholders and advocates of reform who are developing knowledge-based arguments for legal reform.

Published Dec. 9, 2014 11:03 AM

Justice Through Equality: Building Religious Knowledge for Legal Reform in Muslim Family Laws is now available in Arabic and in French.

This report sums up lessons learned from the expert discussions and written contributions in the nine years the Oslo Coalition project has run, and places some of the key arguments into an editorial synthesis. It is intended for policy-makers, stakeholders and advocates of reform who are developing knowledge-based arguments for legal reform.

Published Oct. 6, 2014 10:17 AM

The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief held its third workshop on the freedom of religion and expression in the Islamic tradition in Istanbul, August 22-24, 2014.

Published Aug. 14, 2014 12:41 PM

Although many books have been written on fundamentalism in Indonesia, almost all of them have underestimated or neglected the role of women. There is an urgent need to include women in the de-radicalisation efforts in Indonesia, concludes a newly published book supported by the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

Published Jan. 10, 2014 8:23 AM

This report is the result of a research visit to Cairo made by Kari Vogt and Nelly Van Doorn, January 16th - 25th, 2013.

The primary aim of this visit was to research the condition and the main themes of debates, in particular legal themes, as brought up by Egypt’s religious minorities, especially the Coptic Christian communities that are around ten percent of the entire population of around 85 million.

The report is available in pdf format or in docx.format.

Published Dec. 31, 2013 9:41 AM

Educationforpeace.com, the resource website supported under the Oslo Coalition Teaching for Tolerance programme, is now available in Bahasa (Indonesia).

Published Dec. 5, 2013 4:10 PM

Justice Through Equality: Building Religious Knowledge for Legal Reform in Muslim Family Laws is now available in farsi

This report sums up lessons we have learned from the expert discussions and written contributions in the nine years the Oslo Coalition project has run, and places some of the key arguments into an editorial synthesis. It is intended for policy-makers, stakeholders and advocates of reform who are developing knowledge-based arguments for legal reform.

Published Nov. 30, 2013 7:15 AM

Justice Through Equality: Building Religious Knowledge for Legal Reform in Muslim Family Laws is now available.

Muslim family law is a sensitive and contested subject. In recent decades, even as most Muslim countries have taken on international legal obligations to promote women’s equality, a political push for ‘Islamisation’ of the state and its laws has resulted in new discriminatory rules. At the same time, developments such as the reformed Moroccan family code of 2004, based both on Islamic sources and international human rights, show that legal reform towards gender equality is possible.

This report sums up lessons we have learned from the expert discussions and written contributions in the nine years the Oslo Coalition project has run, and places some of the key arguments into an editorial synthesis. It is intended for policy-makers, stakeholders and advocates of reform who are developing knowledge-based arguments for legal reform.

Published Nov. 29, 2013 8:44 AM

Oslo Coalition's second book in the series on new directions in Islam is now released. The book Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Tradition was launched with a panel discussion and reception at SOAS in London on April 27, 2013, in cooperation with the Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law (CIMEL).