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USCIRF’s 2012 report, “The Religion-State Relationship & the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Comparative Textual Analysis of the Constitutions of Majority Muslim Countries and Other OIC Members,” analyzes how constitutions of countries belonging to the OIC treat issues of human rights and religious freedom.
An article entitled "'Protecting Religions from 'Defamation': A Threat to Universal Human Rights Standards" by Leonard A. Leo , Felice D. Gaer , and Elizabeth K.
Click here to read International Religious Freedom: Why It Matters and How to Protect It  by Leonard Leo and Don Argue, which appeared in the Summer 2011 edition of Intern
Click here to read (English): A Prison Without Bars: Refugee and Defector Testimonies of Severe Violations of Freedom of Religion or Belief in North Korea
Click here to view the Expedited Removal Study Report Card: 2 Years Later Click here to view the Expedited Removal Study Recommendations Report Card
Analysis and Recommendations (Revised March 2006) Article 2: First: Islam is the official religion of the State and is a foundation source of legislation:
Click here to read: Thank You Father Kim Il Sung: Eyewitness Accounts of Severe Violations of Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion in North Korea