Country Profiles


The Asia Centre (AC) country profiles on freedom of religion or belief are commissioned reports to assist parliamentarians from across Asia to engage with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process in their country. A State-driven process, supported by the Human Rights Council, it provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) country reports have been commissioned to take a closer look at the legislative framework on freedom of religion or belief in a specific country and the barriers impeding this right. These reports are aimed at assisting parliamentarians understand whether international norms and standards on freedom of religions or belief are respected by a country’s constitution and subsequent secondary legislation.