Gerard Noodt
Research & Speeches
Wij over onszelf


Relevant Events


The Hague    Participant in BOG (Breed Overleg Godsdienst) platform to the

                    Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands.

Brussels       Partnership in platform with HRWF, The Conference of European Churches 

                    and European Evangelical Alliance.

Utrecht        Chair of UPF National platform to enhance Peace.

Warshaw      Visitor to OSCE Human Dimension Conference.

Vienna         Member of Fundamental Rights Agency NGO Platform.

Utah            Member of International Advisory Board of ICLRS (International Center for

                   Law and Religious Studies) at Brigham Young University.

Den Haag    Advisor to Dutch National Interfaith Dialogue Platform (BOG).

Den Bosch    Member of City Interfaith Dialogue Platform.

Brussels       Member of Board of Directors Human Rights Without Frontiers, with a focus on prisoners

                   as a consequence of Religious Conviction or Blasphemy.

Brussels      Represent Human Rights without Frontiers in European Platform for Interreligious Dialogue (EPRID)

Paris           Member of Steering Committee European Interreligious Forum for Religious freedom (EIFRF)

Den Haag     Board member of Platform Godsdienstvrijheid Wereldwijd.

Seminars, Conferences and other Activities

March 2008 Rotterdam       Member of Dutch Advisory Council to Ministry of Justice regarding new

                                          Immigration law.

April 2008   Strasbourg       Participated ERA (Academy of European Law) in Training regarding how to

                                          propose a case for the European Court of Human Rights.

June 2008  Geneva            Sponsored the annual Strasbourg Consortium. Around 70 top

                                         academics and legal experts discussed the main issues with FoRB in EU

                                         and how to assist the ECHR in Strasbourg.

June 2009  Dushanbe         Member of the EU Commission delegation that advised Tajikistan government on

                                         Right to fair trail and Independence of Judiciary.

April 2010   Vienna             Active participant at the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) platform,

                                         discussing what the EU should focus on during the next 5 years as far as

                                         Human Rights is concerned.

August 2010 Jerusalem      Participant of Middle East Peace Initiative under auspices of the United

                                         Nations in an International Interfaith Consultation. It was sponsored by

                                         the Universal Peace Federation.

September 2011 Idaho      Brigham Young University, Idaho. Presentation on Human Rights in Europe.

                                         Presented to Political Science Department.

November 2011 Seoul       Research on abduction cases of anti-cult organizations in Japan.

December 2012 Brussels   Participant of the RELIGARE Research Conference on Diversity and

                                        Secular Models in Europe, under direction of EU Commission.

July 2013 Abania               Gather and ship Medical Operating Room Supplies for Albanian Hospitals

October 2013 Brussels        Speech at European Parliament in Brussels, to call all relevant organizations to join

                                             hands in enhancing Freedom of Concience, Speech, Religion or Belief

November 2013 Paris          Co-found a new International Religious Freedom Platform.

                                             See http://www.eifrf-articles.org/

July 2014 Albania,              Advisor to main Oposition parties regarding traninig and development of

                                        Anti-corruption practices.

June 2014 Oxford                Participated in Conference on Law and Religion at Oxford University.

June 2014 Geneva               Participated in United Nations Conference on the Family.

August 2014 Balkans          Research Balkan War issues (MonteNegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia,

                                             Kosovo and Albania). Consultations with main government and opposition leaders of

                                             Kosovo, US Embassy and EULEX.

October 2015 Brussels        Speech given at the European Parliament, in conjunction with the UNPO and the

                                            World Uyghur Congress "In Defense of Religious Freedom: The Uyghur Struggle for 

                                            Human Rights." Some theoretical advise for Bejing.

December 2015                   Consultation on how to better integrate African Diaspora in the EU.

March 2016 California        Speech given at Claremont University Seminar on Freedom of Religion. To further the

                                             evolvement of FoRB to the next level in any nation, one moves from legal protection to

                                             allowing new religions in society, to supporting a free market for all (safe) religions, to

                                             completely seperating the minister from the politician, the businessman and

                                             the policeman, It is in collaboration between them all, whilst accepting complete

                                             independence. Cooperation, rather than assimilation is the key.

April 2016, Amsterdam      Workshop on the meaning of Religious Freedom.

February 2017, Bucharest   Research for HRWF on the European Arrest Warrant.

March 2017, Delft                Workshop on Religious Freedom in Europe. Part of The national Remonstrant


December 2017, Stadskanaal Presentation of Religious Freedom. During celebration ceremonies of
                                              Pakistan Refugees.

December 2017 Amsterdam  Workshop on the difficulties to ensure Religious Freedom.

December 2018 Geneva       Speech at United Nations, promoting the role of the family as a source of Human Rights 

April 2019 Brussels              Finished a redesign of the World Religious Prisoners List 

April 2019 Brussels              Press Conference European Parliament. Statements on the need of sensible dialogue
                                              in politics, rather than the populist rhetoric that blames the Europe's minorities for
                                              for the problems in Europe on behalf of Human Rights Without Frontiers

June 2019 Brussels               Participated in creating Documentary Interviews regarding abuse of the Pre-trial 
                                              detention laws (FIES 5) in Spain - Las Palmas, Grand Canaria,


Freedom of Religion or Belief