Stephanie Berry

Dr. Stephanie E. Berry is Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Sussex. Her research interests include the rights of 'new' and religious minorities under international law.

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The ‘Burkini Ban’ – A Red Line even for the European Court of Human Rights?

The ‘Burkini Ban’ – A Red Line even for the European Court of Human Rights?

The decision of several authorities in France to prohibit the wearing of the burkini on public beaches has caused considerable controversy. Within France, the ‘burkini ban’ has been justified primarily on the ground of laïcité but ...
International Law and the Denial of Minority Status to Indian Muslims

International Law and the Denial of Minority Status to Indian Muslims

On 27th May, the Indian Minister of Minority Affairs, Najma Heptullah, declared that ‘Muslims are not minorities, Parsis are’, the suggestion being that Muslims are too large in number to constitute a minority. Yet out of a population ...