Right to Freedom of Religion

Lessons from Sir Henry Brooke: Making Rights Real (I)

Lessons from Sir Henry Brooke: Making Rights Real (I)

What if? What if the UK House of Lords (as the UK Supreme Court then was) had left the judgment of Lord Justice ...
Antwerp Court muddies the waters: Belgian Burkini Ban Justified

Antwerp Court muddies the waters: Belgian Burkini Ban Justified

On 18 December 2018, the Antwerp court of first instance held that the burkini ban in the Antwerp Police ...
Secularism as separation and neutrality: A redefinition of Concepts by the Constitutional Court of Peru

Secularism as separation and neutrality: A redefinition of Concepts by the Constitutional Court of Peru

Last month, the Constitutional Court of Peru issued a judgment in the case 00007-2014-PA/TC, which concerned an ...
The UK Supreme Court and the Gay Marriage Cake: Is ‘Indissociability’ Half-baked?

The UK Supreme Court and the Gay Marriage Cake: Is ‘Indissociability’ Half-baked?

Giving the judgment of the court in Lee v Ashers Baking Co (2018), Lady Hale discusses ‘indissociability’ when ...
Veil of Discord: France’s Approach to Religious Clothing Condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Veil of Discord: France’s Approach to Religious Clothing Condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Committee

In three decisions issued on 10 August 2018 and 23 October 2018, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) ...
The Consequences of the Ashers Cake Judgment

The Consequences of the Ashers Cake Judgment

The Supreme Court has allowed the appeal by Belfast bakery Ashers Bakery and its managers Mr and Mrs McArthur in ...
Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Women’s Entry into Religious Temple

Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Women’s Entry into Religious Temple

Recently, a (4:1) majority of a five-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court in Indian Lawyers ...
Religious symbols in schools: Passive and harmless or a powerful threat?

Religious symbols in schools: Passive and harmless or a powerful threat?

In Lautsi v Italy (2012), the applicant argued that the presence of crucifixes in state school classrooms violated ...
The EU Can do More to Protect Religious Freedom

The EU Can do More to Protect Religious Freedom

On 4 September 2018, the European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance ...
The Sabarimala Temple Ban: An ‘Untouchable’ Rule

The Sabarimala Temple Ban: An ‘Untouchable’ Rule

On 1st August, 2018, the Supreme Court of India concluded its hearing on a crucial matter regarding the Sabrimala ...
Canadian Supreme Court Deeply Divided on Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Law School Cases

Canadian Supreme Court Deeply Divided on Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Law School Cases

Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) wrote the final chapter of a years-long saga concerning the ...
#NotMarriedat11: Legal Failures to Protect Children from Child Marriage in Malaysia

#NotMarriedat11: Legal Failures to Protect Children from Child Marriage in Malaysia

With the recent highlighting of yet another case of child marriage in Malaysia, where a 41 year old man married an ...

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