OHCHR Experts propose action to end accusations of witchcraft and 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 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 we do 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.

Damon Leff

Touchstone Advocacy
Advocacy against witchcraft accusations and witch-hunts in South Africa



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