OHCHR – experts propose action on witch-hunts


The United Nations Human Rights Council hosted the very first two day workshop on witchcraft-related human rights violations in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21 and 22 September.

The South African Pagan Rights Alliance was invited to attend this event.

The workshop brought together over a hundred U.N. experts, academics and members of civil society from across the world, to discuss violence associated with beliefs and practices associated with witchcraft and sorcery.

A number of key proposals have been made by attendees as a result of this conference.

OHCHR Experts propose action to end harmful practices related to witchcraft

Whilst SAPRA does have some concerns with some recommendations made, we welcome the human rights approach taken by the delegates, and their recommendations. The South African Pagan Rights Alliance will study these recommendations closely.