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ICV’s senior policy advisor has prepared a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade, Inquiry into the Status of the human right to freedom of Religion or belief.
The submission powerfully argues for the protection the human right of freedom of religion for Muslim-Victorians while highlighting cases and effects of breaches of this human right.
Muslim Victorians experience religious intolerance in the form of Islamophobia, racial abuse and breaches of our universal human rights in the name of national security and some Australian media personality’s ‘freedom of speech’ claims.
Religious visibility of Muslim communities is also described in the context of targeted Islamophobia, not only for women wearing a hijab, but for the description: ‘middle eastern appearance’ in the media.
Download pdf of full Submission
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