Explain the legal and social importance of being able to specifically identify who are alleged perpetrators of intolerance or discrimination based on religion or belief and who are the victims of such intolerance and discrimination in your community.



Paragraph 2.1: Four Categories

No one shall be subject to discrimination by any State, institution, group of persons or person on grounds of religion or other beliefs.

Describe the four categories. Explain what each category means and give specific examples in your community for each category.



Paragraph 2.2: Two Definitions

For the purposes of the present Declaration, the expression “intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief” means any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference based on religion or belief and having as its purpose or as its effect nullification or impairment of the recognition, enjoyment or exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms on an equal basis.

According to this paragraph Article 18 protects theistic, non-theistic and atheistic beliefs, as well as the right not to profess any religion or belief—equally. Discuss in a few paragraphs whether your community protects all these categories—equally.