Founded in 1946 by Dr. Jean NUSSBAUM and assisted by Mrs. Eleanor ROOSEVELT, the first President of Honorary Committee of the AIDLR.

A Non-governmental organization accredited to the United Nations (UN) ECOSOC Committee in New York and Geneva,
to the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels and Strasbourg, with participatory status in the Council of Europe (CoE) in Strasbourg
and to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Warsaw.

President Mr. MARIO BRITO

Current President of the Honorary Committee: H.E. ADAMA DIENG
United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser of the United Nations Secretary General on Prevention of Genocide

Current Secretary-General: Dr. LIVIU OLTEANU
Doctor of Law on the United Nations Diplomacy in Action for the Protection of Human Rights and Religious Freedom

Honorary Committee’s Former Presidents:
Eleanor ROOSEVELT, Dr. Albert SCHWEITZER, Paul Henry SPAAK, René CASSIN, Edgar FAURE, Léopold Sédar SENGHOR, Mary ROBINSON.
Former Secretaries-General:
Dr. Jean NUSSBAUM, Dr. Pierre LANARES, Dr. Gianfranco ROSSI, Dr. Maurice VERFAILLIE, Mr. Karel NOWAK

The Secretary-General of the United Nations Javier Perez de Cuellar
designated in 1987 The International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty
as a "Peace Messenger"


«My aim will be to create a synergy in EU policies in order to help freedom of religion in third countries in which fredom of religion is on the decline or doesn´t exist at all flourish more and more.»

Dr. Jan Figel The European Union Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the European Union

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