Cults and the False Debate on Human Rights

Cults and the False Debate on Human Rights

20th Anniversary of FECRIS

Monday, 24 March 2014

Salle des Congrès de la Chambre des Représentants, Palais de la Nation,

Rue de Louvain 21, 1000 Brussels


organized by the

European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Sectarianism






André Frédéric, President of AVISO and Member of the Federal Parliament – Belgium



Tom Sackville, President of FECRIS – United Kingdom

FECRIS: 20 years


Intervention by Laurette Onkelinx, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health – Belgium


Laurent Chambaud, MD, Inspector General of Social Affairs, Director of the School of Advanced Studies in Public Health, Rennes – France

A denial of equal chances of recovery from disease


Luc Willems, President of CIAOSN [1], – Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Committee of Enquiry on cults 1996/97 [2] – Belgium

Freedom of belief: who protects God? who protects man?


Serge Blisko, President of MIVILUDES [3],- France

Cultist organizations against human rights


Hans-Werner Carlhoff, former Head of the Interministerial Working Group of Baden-Württemberg – Germany

Abuse of human rights by cultist groups – When children, youngsters and parents become victims


Testimony: Charles-Henri et Christine de Védrines, France

We were defenceless: from total trust to undue influence


Sandro Sandini, collaborator of the NREV [4] Bureau – Grand Duchy of Luxemburg

Cultist groups bent on world conquest


Marcel Conradt, E.P. parliamentary assistant, historian and author

Did you say cults?… what does that mean for the European Union?


David Clark, FECRIS representative in United Nations in New York – US

A History of cult defenders and their allies protecting cult groups and neglect of Human Dignity to those who are truly victims


Luigi Corvaglia, Psychologist, Vice-President of the Bari NGO, CeSAP [5] – Italy

The free choice of enslavement


Danièle Muller-Tulli, Vice President and FECRIS representative to the Council of Europe and UNO in Geneva – Switzerland



[1] Centre d’Information et d’avis sur les organisations sectaires nuisibles

[2] Chambre des Représentants de Belgique, 1996-1997 : Enquête Parlementaire visant à élaborer une politique en vue de lutter contre les pratiques illégales des sectes et le danger qu’elles représentent pour la société et pour les personnes, particulièrement les mineurs d’âge.

[3] Mission interministérielle de vigilance et de lutte contre les dérives sectaires

[5] Centro Studi sugli Abusi Psicologici (Ce.S.A.P.) Bari, Italy –