This factsheet accompanies Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai’s report to the Human Rights Council, June 2016 (A/HRC/32/36)
The factsheet answers the following questions:
Does the report argue that fundamentalist ideologies violate international law?
Can States promote or adopt fundamentalist ideologies that encourage intolerance
- Can States be responsible for fundamentalist-linked abuses by non-State actors?
- Are fundamentalist ideologies more dangerous when adopted by governments?
- Is fundamentalism the same as extremism for purposes of this report?
- Can assembly and association rights help limit the spread of extremism?
It also sets out descriptions of four different kinds of “fundamentalism”
- Cultural and nationalist fundamentalisms
- Religious fundamentalism
- Political fundamentalism
- Market fundamentalism