Right to Freedom of Religion

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?   

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?  

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 584 U.S. (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...
Suffering in Silence: The Persecution of the Ahmadiyas in Pakistan

Suffering in Silence: The Persecution of the Ahmadiyas in Pakistan

An appalling humanitarian crisis is gripping Pakistan where violent extremism has shrouded religious tolerance and ...
HM Chief Inspector v Interim Executive of Al-Hijrah School: Religious Conviction is Not a Solvent of Legal Obligation

HM Chief Inspector v Interim Executive of Al-Hijrah School: Religious Conviction is Not a Solvent of Legal Obligation

The most interesting feature of the case of HM Chief Inspector v Interim  Executive of Al Hijrah School [2018] ...
Are Christian bakers part of the wedding cakes they make; and what follows if they are?

Are Christian bakers part of the wedding cakes they make; and what follows if they are?

Is making a cake for a gay wedding the same as making a cake with an anti-gay message? This equivalence was drawn ...
Masterpiece Cakeshop and Discriminatory Intent

Masterpiece Cakeshop and Discriminatory Intent

On July 19, 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Colorado, asking the ...
Unveiling Judicial Neutrality: Do Headscarves belong in German Courtrooms?

Unveiling Judicial Neutrality: Do Headscarves belong in German Courtrooms?

In Germany headscarf bans in a variety of public institutions have sparked large disagreement in society and posed ...
The Irish Abortion Referendum: An Opportunity for Change

The Irish Abortion Referendum: An Opportunity for Change

Today, the Irish people will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment of the ...
Failing to Prioritise Religious Burials in London: Equal Treatment or Equality?

Failing to Prioritise Religious Burials in London: Equal Treatment or Equality?

In R (ota Adath Yisroel Burial Society) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner North London [2018] EWHC 969, the High Court ...
Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Last week, the U.K. Supreme Court heard argument in Lee v. Ashers Baking Company. The case involves a baker whose ...
Supreme Court of India Prepares to Hear Babri Masjid/Ram Temple Dispute

Supreme Court of India Prepares to Hear Babri Masjid/Ram Temple Dispute

When the same physical space is seen as sacred to different communities, they can become a point of intercommunal ...
Tackling FGM In India: Is It Time For A New Law?

Tackling FGM In India: Is It Time For A New Law?

According to a study conducted on members of the Bohra community in India, a startling 75% of the daughters of the ...
The Legality of Unilateral Child Conversion in Malaysia

The Legality of Unilateral Child Conversion in Malaysia

For Indira Gandhi, whose husband converted to Islam and attempted to unilaterally convert their daughter as well, ...

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