Commission on International Religious Freedom Law and Legal Definition

The Commission on International Religious Freedom (“Commission”) makes policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress with respect to matters involving international religious freedom. It is established pursuant to 22 USCS § 6431. The following are the objectives of the Commission:

1.Reviewing of the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom presented in the country reports on human rights practices;

2. Evaluating U.S. government policies in response to violations of religious freedom;

3.Evaluating the U.S. government policies with respect to countries found to be taking deliberate steps and making significant improvement in respect for the right of religious freedom.