Right to Freedom of Religion

Christians in Malaysia have the right to use the word “Allah”

Christians in Malaysia have the right to use the word “Allah”

On 17 March 2021, the High Court in Malaya at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia delivered a landmark judgment in Jill ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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