Factsheet: Fundamentalism’s impact on FoAA rights


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This factsheet accompanies  Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai’s report to the Human Rights Council, June 2016 (A/HRC/32/36)

The factsheet answers the following questions:

Does the report argue that fundamentalist ideologies violate international law?

Can States promote or adopt fundamentalist ideologies that encourage intolerance

  • Can States be responsible for fundamentalist-linked abuses by non-State actors?
  • Are fundamentalist ideologies more dangerous when adopted by governments?
  • Is fundamentalism the same as extremism for purposes of this report?
  • Can assembly and association rights help limit the spread of extremism?

It also sets out descriptions of four different kinds of “fundamentalism”

  1. Cultural and nationalist fundamentalisms
  2. Religious fundamentalism
  3. Political fundamentalism
  4. Market fundamentalism
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