International Treaty

To Ban The Political Use of Religion

Legislative Sponsors

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Roberto Rampi

Member of the Senate of the Republic of Italy

Leading member of the Italian Senate and MP from 2013 to 2018 for the Democratic Party.
Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Philosopher, journalist, actor and prominent figure in the cultural scene. Leading advocate of the role of culture as a pillar for democracy, peace, prosperity, human rights and dialogue between civilisations and religions. Active member of Transnational Radical Party and Hands off Cain.

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Mahjabeen Khaled

Former Member of the parliament of Bangladesh 

Prominent Bangladeshi politician, former member of the Bangladesh Parliament (2014-2018) and a member of the Parliamentary Committee for foreign affairs.

Member of parliamentarians for Global Action, Nuclear Non-Proliferation and disarmament and a member of the caucus for migration and development. Global Activist in many campaigns for Social Justice, women rights, health, environment, and human rights.

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Mir Mushtaque Ahmed Robi  

Member of the parliament of Bangladesh 

Leading Bangladeshi legislator, Founder President of Satkhira Zilla Chattra League and prominent parliamentary representative to Asian Parliamentary Association, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Founder of many Social & Cultural organisations, former member of the Federation Of Chambers Of Commerce and Industry, and recipient of many national and international awards, including the Gold Medal Of Independent Day Award. Author and passionate advocate of human rights,  justice values and Chairman, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in Satkhira District.

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Martha Bissmann

Former Member of the parliament of Austria 

Leading Austrian politician, former member of Parliament, Board member of Global Council for Tolerance and Peace and a prominent global voice for social justice.

Leading candidate of the party Social-Ecological Austria of the Future (SÖZ) for Vienna city council and municipal parliament elections 2020. Advisor to Austrian Council for Sustainable Development and leading activist in many human rights and environmental campaigns.

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Saleem Mandviwalla

Deputy Chairman of Senate of Pakistan

Leading Pakistani politician, Deputy Chairman of the Senate and Member of Management Committee of Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industries. Former minister of state in the Ministry of Finance and former Chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs.

Prominent legislator and developer of Investment Strategy and Special Economic Zone and leader of numerous international conferences and delegations to promote investment in Pakistan. 

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Nasreen Jalil

Member of the Senate of Pakistan

Leading Pakistani politician, Chairperson of the Senate's Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics & Privatisation and deputy convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) Coordinate Committee. Chairperson on Functional Committee on Human Rights and passionate activist on women rights, equality and justice campaigns. Former Deputy Mayor of Karachi and former member of the Senate Standing Committees and Commerce and on Foreign Affairs and on Health, Social Welfare and special Education.

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Hans Altherr

former president of the Council of States of Switzerland 

Leading Swiss politician, member of FDP.The Liberals Party and former member and president of the Council of States, the upper house of parliament. He was a member of the finance committee, the Committee for Social Security and Health and the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the North Atlantic Treaty. Hans Altherr is a lawyer and entrepreneur, owner of WEISS, a diamond and CBN tool manufacturer.

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Touriya Lahrech

Member of the House of Councillors of Morocco

Leading Moroccan politician and member of the Legislation, Justice and Human Rights Committee in the House of Councillors, the second chamber of the Moroccan Parliament. President of the Morocco Contributions Forum Association and prominent trade unionist at the national and international levels, advocating women's rights, social justice and workers rights. She represented the Democratic Confederation of Labor and Parliament in several national, regional and international forums and conferences on issues of justice and human rights.

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Wajid Khan

Member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom 

Leading British politician, member of the House of Lords, the current Mayor of Lancashire and former Labour Party spokesman for human rights. Award winning academic in Community Leadership, developing projects for youth empowerment and supporting workers’ rights. Former Member of the European Parliament, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Human Rights Committee, as well as the Arab Peninsula and South Asia delegations. Former special Envoy to the Muslim Communities worldwide for the Socialists and Democrats group in the European Parliament.

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Esther Cuesta

Member of the National Assembly of Ecuador

Leading Ecuadorian politician and former president of the Parliamentary Commission on Sovereignty, Integration, International Relations and Integral Security.

Former vice minister of Human Mobility at Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility.

Prominent academic and global advocate of social justice, human rights, women rights, migrants and refugees’ rights. 

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Benjamin Okezie Kalu

Member of the Nigeria House of Representatives

The Official Spokesperson of the House of Representatives and Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs. Prominent philanthropist, lawyer and businessman.

Principal Partner at law practice; Silk Partners LLP. Founder of Benjamin Kalu Foundation to help and support the less privileged communities in rural Nigeria.

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Khaleda Khaleel

Member of Council of Representatives of Iraq

Leading politician representing the Yazidi people in the Iraqi Parliament. Prominent legislator, promoting new laws to protect minorities, social justice, human rights and combating discrimination and religious persecution. Award-winning writer, novelist, and poetess. She has published seven books and co-authored several others. Academic and visiting lecturer to many universities, think tanks and speaker at international conferences.

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Gerardo Giovagnoli

Member of the Parliament of the Republic of San Marino

Prominent politician, member of parliament and Secretary of the Socialist and Democratic Party (PSD).

Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and former Vice President of the Assembly.

Electronic Engineer, leading advocate of renewable energies and inventor of an innovative small solar Photovoltaic plant.

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Nesrine Laamari

Member of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People of Tunisia

Leading Tunisian politician and Deputy Speaker of Parliament for Communication and Media Affairs.

Founding member of the new party Machrouu Tounes.

Former member of the parliamentarian committee for youth, cultural affairs, education and scientific research and the parliamentarian committee for administrative reform, good governance, the fight against corruption and the control of the management of public funds.

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Jean Claude Mokeni-Ataningamu 

Extraordinary Ambassador, Democratic Republic of Congo 

Former Senator and Chairperson of Foreign Affairs Committee (2007-2019) and Currently Extraordinary Ambassador for DRC since December 2018.

International consultant on legal matters and diplomacy. 

Executive Secretary of PPRD in charge of national and international solidarity with DRC. 

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Héla Omrane

Former Member of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People of Tunisia

Former member of the Tunisian Parliament (2014-2019) and chair of the Parliamentary Investigation Committee into the recruitment networks of Tunisian youth to terrorism.

Official spokesman for the ‘Tahya Tounes’ party and member of the political committee of the party.

Member of Parliamentarians for Global Action and Senator at Junior Chamber International (JCI). Prominent political activist and engineer specialising in industrial biology.

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Frank Heinrich 

Member of the German Parliament (Bundestag)

Deputy speaker of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid. Member of the Committee on Labour and Social Affairs.

Deputy chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group with Southern African Development Community States (SADC). 

Leading trustee and member of many human rights and sustainable development organisations.

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Fadil Zendeli

Deputy Speaker of the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia

Prominent North Macedonian politician and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, the only house of parliamentary representatives of the people. Founding member of the Besa Movement Party and member of many committees of the parliament, including the Standing Inquiry Committee for Protection of Civil Freedoms and Rights, the Committee on Constitutional Issues and the Committee on Elections and Appointment Issues. Leading member of the parliamentary groups for Cooperation with the parliaments of Denmark, Kosovo, Canada and Greece.

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Shirouk Abayachi

Former Member of Council of Representatives of Iraq

Former member of Iraqi Parliament until 2018 representing the liberal union. 

Prominent political leader and activist in many political, justice, environmental, human rights and humanitarian campaigns.

Senior advisor for water resources management. 

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Martins Bondars

Member of the Parliament of Latvia

Leading Latvian politician and financier, Chairman of the Parliamentary Budget and Finance Committee.

Presidential candidate for Latvian election in 2015 and former leader of the Latvian Association of Regions and a member of its constituent party, the Regional Alliance until 2017.

Former Chief of Staff to then President of Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga and former chairman of the Latvijas Krājbanka board.

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Soledad Buendía

Member of the National Assembly of Ecuador

Prominent Ecuadorian politician and member of Parliament since 2013.

Global human rights activist and member of Parliamentarians for Global Action.

Former consultant for the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

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Zurab Tchiaberashvili 

Member of the parliament of Georgia 

Prominent Georgian politician, diplomat, academic and a leading figure in the opposition European Georgia. Former mayor of the capital Tbilisi, minister of Health, Labour and Social Affairs, chairman of the Central Election Commission and former governor of the Kakheti region.

Former ambassador to Switzerland, Permanent Representative to the United Nations office in Geneva permanent representative to the Council of Europe.

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Jamal Fakhro

First vice president of Shura Council in Bahrain (the upper house of parliament)

Leading member of the Shura Council in Bahrain since 1993 and first vice president of Shura Council since 2006. Prominent international financial advisor and Managing Partner for KPMG in Bahrain and member of the KPMG Global council. Founding Board Member of the Pearl Initiative in cooperation with the United Nation to promote transparency and accountability in the GCC.

European Parliament Legislative Sponsors 

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Sandro Gozi

Member of the European Parliament representing France

Italian politician and Member of the European Parliament since 2019, representing France on the list of president Macron's list La République En Marche (LREM).

Former member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies from 2006 to 2018 representing the Democratic Party. 

Former Diplomat and senior official in the European Commission, who participated in the negotiations on the Amsterdam Treaty

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Lukas Mandl

Member of the European Parliament representing Austria

Leading voice in the European Parliament, Chair of the Korea delegation and Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence in the European Parliament.

Former member of the State Parliament of Lower Austria, Vice Mayor of his home town Gerasdorf and Lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. 

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Marc Tarabella

Member of the European Parliament representing Belgium

Prominent Belgian politician and leading member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament since 2009.

Member of Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, member of Committee on Development, Vice chair of the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula and Vice chair of the Sport Group of the European Parliament. Former Belgian Regional minister from 2007 to 2009.