International Civil Liberties Alliance Islamophobia Ruse OSCE Stephen Coughlin

STEPHEN COUGHLIN AT OSCE CONFERENCE IN WARSAW: A CALL TO ELIMINATE CONTROVERSIAL UNDEFINED TERMS…….

 

Clear rejection of intentionally vague Islamofauxbia definitions.

Mirrored from ICLA:

A Call to Eliminate Controversial Undefined Terms

By ICLA Admin • on October 1, 2013

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With thanks to Gates of Vienna for the writeup, where the article was first published.

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Below is the intervention read by Stephen Coughlin, representing Center for Security Policy at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Session 1 “Tolerance and Non-Discrimination”, Warsaw, September 24, 2013.

His intervention was part of the week’s push by ICLA and its allied NGOs to make OSCE and ODIHR aware that their policies and programs are increasingly based on terms which are not adequately defined. In those cases where words are defined, those definitions have not been not established through a consensus of all represented political opinions.

Many thanks to Henrik Ræder Clausen for recording this video, and to Vlad Tepes for uploading it:

The prepared text of Maj. Coughlin’s intervention is available here.

For links to previous articles about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, see the OSCE Archives.

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