Right to Freedom of Religion

The Achbita case: an Update from Belgium

The Achbita case: an Update from Belgium

In 2017 the Court of Justice (ECJ) pronounced its much criticised answers to two preliminary questions concerning ...
Privacy at the Margins: France’s New Ban on the Hijab

Privacy at the Margins: France’s New Ban on the Hijab

On 30th March, less than a month after Switzerland held a plebiscite on banning the burqa and niqab in public ...
The Federal Court of Malaysia held state Syariah law criminalising ‘unnatural sex’ void and unconstitutional

The Federal Court of Malaysia held state Syariah law criminalising ‘unnatural sex’ void and unconstitutional

On 25 February 2021, the Federal Court of Malaysia delivered a landmark judgment, declaring that Section 28 of the ...
Love Jihad Law: A Discriminatory Tool in the Hands of Divisive Indian Politicians

Love Jihad Law: A Discriminatory Tool in the Hands of Divisive Indian Politicians

On 24th November 2020, the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh promulgated a new ordinance which shocked the nation. The ...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Equality

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Equality

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September, the U.S. Supreme Court lost one of its last remaining champions
Communalisation of Citizenship Law: Viewing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 Through the Prism of the Indian Constitution

Communalisation of Citizenship Law: Viewing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 Through the Prism of the Indian Constitution

The Citizenship Amendment Act breaches the right to equality and assaults the secular character of Indian ...
A Common Denominator: The Role of the Anti-Exclusion Principle in Freedom of Religion Cases

A Common Denominator: The Role of the Anti-Exclusion Principle in Freedom of Religion Cases

The anti-exclusion principle is helpful as a common denominator for considering cases of conflict between religious
An Equal Right to Freedom of Religion: A Reading of the Supreme Court’s Judgment in Sabarimala

An Equal Right to Freedom of Religion: A Reading of the Supreme Court’s Judgment in Sabarimala

Religious denominations cannot exercise their autonomy in a manner that degrades basic human dignity.
Does State laicity in Québec breach gender equality?

Does State laicity in Québec breach gender equality?

The ongoing debate on State laicity in Québec recently took a new twist before the courts. Shortly after the ...
The Turkish Constitutional Court – An Effective Remedy or a Way to Avoid ECtHR Cases?

The Turkish Constitutional Court – An Effective Remedy or a Way to Avoid ECtHR Cases?

Turkey’s Constitutional Court (Anayasa Mahkemesi – AYM) issued an important judgment in May 2019, addressing State ...
Akhter v Khan: Recognising (or not recognising) religious marriages in the UK

Akhter v Khan: Recognising (or not recognising) religious marriages in the UK

Whether and how a religious marriage is recognised in law has profound consequences for couples and their children.
A novel approach to Get refusal: the use of the offence of coercive control to obtain a religious divorce

A novel approach to Get refusal: the use of the offence of coercive control to obtain a religious divorce

For Jewish women, obtaining a religious divorce (Get) can be life-changing. Women denied a Get are considered ...

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