International Treaty

To Ban The Political Use of Religion

Legislative Sponsors

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.

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.

Nesrine Laamari

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.

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.

Khaleda Khaleel

Member of Council of Representatives of Iraq (Co-Sponsor)

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.

Shirouk Abayachi

Former Member of Council of Representatives of Iraq (Co-Sponsor)

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Mahjabeen Khaled

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.

European Parliament Legislative Sponsors 

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

Lukas Mandl

Member of the European Parliament from Austria

Leading voice 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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