Right to Freedom of Religion

Using faith to reinforce human rights of Bahá’ís in Iran

Using faith to reinforce human rights of Bahá’ís in Iran

Editor’s note: this is a redacted version of the original post, which can be found on the openGlobalRights ...
Conscientious Objection to Military Service in International Human Rights Law

Conscientious Objection to Military Service in International Human Rights Law

Conscientious objection to military service is a means of resisting war and military service for reasons of ...
Navigating the Troubled Waters of Religious Accommodation

Navigating the Troubled Waters of Religious Accommodation

Recent reports concerning a situation in York University, Toronto, have reignited discussion on the complex ...
Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey

Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey

One of the fundamental values of a democratic society is the freedom of thought, conscience and religion. From ...
Malaysia’s Dangerous Path Towards “Allah”

Malaysia’s Dangerous Path Towards “Allah”

The Malaysian Court of Appeal has ruled recently that the word “Allah” falls unreservedly within the Muslim faith, ...
Religious Freedom: A 21st Century Paradigm

Religious Freedom: A 21st Century Paradigm

The Pew Research Center’s studies on global restrictions on religion have played a role in shifting discussion ...
Taking Conscience Seriously

Taking Conscience Seriously

Ladele (see previous posts) exemplifies an important public debate: has the embrace of gay equality by the liberal ...
R v D: an Imperfect, yet Promising, Approach to the Treatment of the Niqaab in Court

R v D: an Imperfect, yet Promising, Approach to the Treatment of the Niqaab in Court

Debate has recently been ignited in the UK about whether Muslim veils can be accommodated in court, stemming from ...
The Queen v D(R): Wearing a Veil During Proceedings in Crown Court

The Queen v D(R): Wearing a Veil During Proceedings in Crown Court

In a recent Crown Court case The Queen v. D(R), His Honour Judge Murphy had to rule on whether a defendant charged ...
The Québec Charter of Values Project: Republican or Immigrant-phobic?

The Québec Charter of Values Project: Republican or Immigrant-phobic?

Tuesday, September 10 2013, the Government of Québec finally released its Strategy aimed at protecting the Values ...
Proportionality analysis after Eweida and Others v. UK: Examining the Connections between Articles 9 and 10 of the ECHR

Proportionality analysis after Eweida and Others v. UK: Examining the Connections between Articles 9 and 10 of the ECHR

Until recently, questions regarding the theory and practice of the proportionality analysis in relation to the ...
Equality v Human Rights?: Same sex marriage and religious liberty

Equality v Human Rights?: Same sex marriage and religious liberty

This is an edited transcript of an address given by Aidan O'Neill QC on Thursday 13 June 2013, at Matrix Chambers ...

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