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Welcome to the beta testing site of the Compass Global Dashboard, your online resource platform related to global freedom of religion, belief, and conscience (commonly referred to as FoRB).

**We are continually adding and testing new features, so any broken links or unfinished features will soon be updated.  Read more...

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The online Freedom Center (FC) aims to increase awareness and understanding of freedom of religion, conscience and belief by gathering, generating and sharing knowledge in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource.

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Countries of Particular Concern (USCIRF)

The highlighted countries represents countries that the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) monitors and or recommends that the U.S. Government designate as Countries of Particular Concern (CPC).

Religious Restrictions by Country (Pew)

Click here or on the above image to access current and historical reports, data, analyses, infographics and more for individual countries.

OCHA’s Field Reports
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Current Headlines & Crisis Updates
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FoRB Reports & Analyses

Current and recent reports and analysis on religious freedom issues in individual countries and regions. Click here or on the above image to access.

Judicial - Political

Nations A-Z (Law Library of Congress)

Provided by the Law Library of Congress, the Guide to Law Online is a portal of Internet sources and an annotated compendium of Internet links to resources related to nations worldwide - Constitution, Executive, Judicial, Legislative, Legal Guides, General Sources.

Nations (A-Z)
Other International resources

Freedom & Repression

2019 USCIRF Annual Report

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) 20th Annual Report documents country conditions in, and analyzes and recommends U. S. policy initiatives toward, the world’s worst violators of religious freedom. ​

2019 USCIRF Annual Report

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) 20th Annual Report documents country conditions in, and analyzes and recommends U. S. policy initiatives toward, the world’s worst violators of religious freedom. USCIRF, as an independent, bipartisan commission, advises the President, Congress and the Secretary of State on international religious freedom issues.

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2019 U.S. State Department IRF Report

The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom describes the status of religious freedom in every country.

U.S. State Department 2019 IRF Report

The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. 

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Surveying the Landscape of IRF Policy

A 2019 report from the Religious Freedom Institute that documents the efforts of 23 governmental and multilateral bodies to advance religious freedom.

Surveying the Landscape of International Religious Freedom Policy

A 2019 report from the Religious Freedom Institute that documents the efforts of 23 governmental and multilateral bodies to advance religious freedom.

International Religious Freedom Policy Action Team | Religious Freedom Institute (www.rfi.org)

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U.N. OHCHR -- Human Rights by Country

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

U.N. OHCHR -- Human Rights by Country

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Religious Freedom by Country (Wiki)

The list of countries is compiled based on the availability of Wikipedia articles and does not represent all countries that have restrictions on freedom of religion and belief.

Religious Freedom by Country (Wiki)

The list of countries below is compiled based on the availability of Wikipedia* articles and does not represent all countries that have restrictions on freedom of religion and belief.

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UN FoRB Country Reports

Reports from country visits of the United Nations Special Rapporteur for FoRB.

UN FoRB Country Reports

Reports from country visits of the Special Rapporteur. The Special Rapporteur undertakes country visits to get an in-depth understanding of specific contexts and practices and to provide constructive feedback to the given country and report to the Council or the General Assembly.

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Current Threat/Risk Analyses

Interactive and searchable maps and online threat/risk analyses. Search location specific field reports, analyses, and other current and historical knowledge content related to conflict, human rights abuses, and repression of vulnerable communities and groups.

Peoples Under Threat interactive map Click on the image/link above to visit the external website and use The Peoples under Threat interactive map that ranks highlighted countries most at risk of genocide and mass killing. | Source: Minority Rights Group International – https://minorityrights.org
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples Click on the web link above to visit the external website and search the database of the World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, where you can find information by country about minorities and indigenous communities.  | Source: Minority Rights Group International – https://minorityrights.org) 


ACLED Dashboard *

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated conflict analysis and crisis mapping project. | Source:  https://www.acleddata.com. | Source:  https://www.acleddata.com Please note: May load slowly with multiple embedded data sources.

Update – Armed Conflict & Events – Analyses | ACLED
The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated conflict analysis and crisis mapping project. | Source: https://www.acleddata.com


International Crisis Group

Click on the web link above to visit the external website and read the reports and analyses of the International Crisis Group.  | Source: Minority Rights Group International – https://www.crisisgroup.org 

Online Library / Knowledge Base

Search the Online Library knowledge base for an ever-growing collaborative collection of helpful guides, reports, videos & more. Resources equip you to “go deeper,” to dialogue, and to engage on issues related to the fundamental right: freedom of religion or belief.