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Malaysian Court of Appeal Upholds Fatwa Declaring A Company ‘Deviant’ from Islamic Teachings

Malaysian Court of Appeal Upholds Fatwa Declaring A Company ‘Deviant’ from Islamic Teachings

On 21 March 2023, the Court of Appeal in Malaysia – by a 2-1 majority – upheld a decision of the Malaysian High Court dismissing a judicial review application brought...
Marginalized Twice Over: The Struggle of Dalit Christians in India

Marginalized Twice Over: The Struggle of Dalit Christians in India

The extension of certain benefits (known as ‘Scheduled Caste benefits’) to Dalit Christians is a contentious topic in India which has gained renewed attention. ‘Dalit’ refers to a group of...
Blasphemy, Human Rights, the Intervention of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Mansha Masih Case

Blasphemy, Human Rights, the Intervention of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Mansha Masih Case

Image Description: A photograph of an open Bible with focus on a verse from the Gospel of John. A Christian Cross Necklace is placed on the page. Pakistan has a...
Pavez v. Chile: Freedom of Religion in Public Education

Pavez v. Chile: Freedom of Religion in Public Education

Image description: A classroom, where many students are seated as their desks and one student is in the front with their teacher. In Sandra Pavez v. Chile, the Inter-American Court...
Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part II

Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part II

Image Description: A picture of the Strasbourg Court These judgments (referred to in Part I of the post) also make clear that the exceptions in Article 11(2) ECHR are fully...
Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part I

Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part I

Image Description: A picture of the Strasbourg Court Like any other European state, Greece is home to ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities. That their members complain – domestically and in...
Dignity of Life and the Rights of Deceased Persons in India amid COVID-19

Dignity of Life and the Rights of Deceased Persons in India amid COVID-19

Image description: A cemetery in India. COVID-19 has claimed many lives. As a result, many bodies of deceased COVID-19 patients were thrown into rivers, pits or onto roads. Such dreadful...
Ameer Bakhsh v. Additional Sessions Judge: On Marriage without Iddah

Ameer Bakhsh v. Additional Sessions Judge: On Marriage without Iddah

Image Description – A woman (face unseen) in a sparkling salwar kameez, bangles and with henna decorated hands signs the Nikah, the Muslim marriage contract. On 24 December 2021, Justice...
To Eat or Not to Eat: Analysing the Constitutionality of the Meat Bans in Gujarat

To Eat or Not to Eat: Analysing the Constitutionality of the Meat Bans in Gujarat

Image description: A person holding an egg against the background of a stack of eggs. Recently, the Municipal Corporation of Ahmedabad (India) banned street vendors from selling meat, fish and...
Proving Discrimination in the Counter-Terrorism Context in Europe

Proving Discrimination in the Counter-Terrorism Context in Europe

Twenty years after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the US, the War on Terror has fundamentally reshaped politics, including in Europe. One of the ongoing impacts of the War...
EU Headscarf Bans: The CJEU’s missed opportunity for reflection on neutrality in IX v Wabe and MH Müller Handels v MJ

EU Headscarf Bans: The CJEU’s missed opportunity for reflection on neutrality in IX v Wabe and MH Müller Handels v MJ

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has been widely criticised for their decisions in the popular ‘headscarf cases’, Achbita and Bougnaoui. The Court in Achbita permitted private...
Human Rights Violations in Paradise: Lakshadweep’s Draft Regulations and their Potential Consequences on the Indigenous Tribal Populace

Human Rights Violations in Paradise: Lakshadweep’s Draft Regulations and their Potential Consequences on the Indigenous Tribal Populace

Recently, the administrator of India’s Lakshadweep islands, Praful Khoda Patel, introduced a slew of draft regulations, which have resulted in stern resentment from the indigenous population residing on the islands....

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