1. The Committee on Legal Affairs
and Human Rights congratulates the rapporteur of the Committee on Culture,
Science, Education and Media, Mr Rafael Huseynov (Azerbaijan, ALDE),
on his comprehensive report, and supports by and large the proposed
draft resolution and draft recommendation. The committee points
out that it has reached similar conclusions regarding many issues
raised by Mr Huseynov in the report of its former member Mr Tudor
Panţiru (Romania, Socialist Group) on “Combating all forms of discrimination based
on religion” in 2011.
2. The committee nevertheless proposes some amendments to further
strengthen the draft resolution and draft recommendation regarding
some legal and human rights aspects and the accuracy of the terminology used.