International Treaty

To Ban The Political Use of Religion

Legislative Sponsors

Caroline Cox (Baroness Cox)

Member of the of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom

Prominent member of the British House of Lords since 1982 and former deputy speaker (1986-2006). Global philanthropist and campaigner for humanitarian causes. Founder and CEO of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART).

Former Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University founder Chancellor of Bournemouth University, Honorary Vice President of the Royal College of Nursing and Founder Trustee of MERLIN Medical Emergency Relief International.  

Roberto Rampi

Member of the Senate of the Republic of Italy

Leading member of the Italian Senate and former member of parliament since 2013 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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