Foley Hoag Counsel M. Arsalan Suleman to Speak at UN Human Rights Council Event

March 3, 2021

Foley Hoag LLP counsel M. Arsalan Suleman will speak at a UN Human Rights Council virtual event titled “Anti-Muslim Hatred as an Obstacle to the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief,” on Friday, March 5, 2021. The event, which is sponsored by the European Union and Canada, will focus on the most recent report of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, which explores how the phenomenon of anti-Muslim hatred presents an obstacle to the right to freedom of religion or belief and contributes to discrimination and intolerance against Muslims or people perceived to be Muslim. Suleman will join a panel of fellow human rights professionals to discuss the topic of discrimination on the basis of religion or belief. 

Event topics of discussion will include: the root causes and the challenges of this phenomenon; best practices of promoting freedom of religion or belief, inclusion and non-discrimination; and recommendations to prevent and tackle anti-Muslim hatred.

Suleman is a member of Foley Hoag’s International Litigation & Arbitration practice, where he focuses on representing sovereign States in international disputes.

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