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USCIRF Conversation: Constitutional Reform and Religious Freedom in Cuba

August 2, 2022 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual event discussion on USCIRF’s report, Constitutional Reform and Religious Freedom in Cuba.

In 2019, Cuba adopted a new constitution that changed the country’s religious freedom protections. Despite constitutional protections for religious freedom that exist on paper, independent religious communities in Cuba continue to experience violations of freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). The report focuses on the application of Cuba’s constitution and laws in protecting or restricting FoRB and related rights.

USCIRF Vice Chair Abraham Cooper and Commissioner Fred Davie will be joined by guest panelists Kirk Dalhgren, Independent Consultant, Javier Larrondo, President, Prisoners Defenders, and Rose Parris Richter Chief of Staff and Executive Director of External Office, UN Special Rapporteur on FoRB. USCIRF Director of Outreach and Policy Dwight Bashir will moderate the conversation followed by questions and answers from attendees.

• Abraham Cooper, Vice Chair, USCIRF
• Frederick A. Davie, Commissioner, USCIRF
• Kirk Dahlgren, Independent Consultant; former Senior Foreign Service Officer, USAID
• Javier Larrondo, President, Prisoners Defenders
• Rose Parris Richter, Chief of Staff and Executive Director of External Office, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief