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Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Padriwala: A Chance to Redeem, Update and Rationalize the Law

Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Padriwala: A Chance to Redeem, Update and Rationalize the Law

An appeal against the decision of Gujarat High Court in the case of Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Pardiwala is being ...
Argentine Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Religion Classes in Public Schools

Argentine Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Religion Classes in Public Schools

In the recent case “Castillo c. Provincia de Salta”, the Argentine Supreme Court declared the unconstitutionality ...
The Continuity of the Headscarf Controversy: From Politics to Fashion

The Continuity of the Headscarf Controversy: From Politics to Fashion

This post highlights some difficulties raised by the 2017 rulings on headscarves at work by the European Court of ...
De Groen v Gan Menaschem Hendon: Dismissal from Religious Schools

De Groen v Gan Menaschem Hendon: Dismissal from Religious Schools

To what extent can an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school go to protect its belief system and values? This was the ...
Landmark human rights decision to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada

Landmark human rights decision to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada

Next week, a longstanding dispute pitting fundamental freedoms against one another is set to be heard by the ...
Lest We Forget About Iraqi Christians

Lest We Forget About Iraqi Christians

Following UN Security Council Resolution 2379 establishing the Investigative Team in Iraq,  the painful and ...
Triple Talaq and Women’s Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

Triple Talaq and Women’s Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

The Indian Supreme Court’s multi-religious Constitutional bench, in its much anticipated majority decision in the ...
The Case For Recognition Of Muslim Marriages In South Africa

The Case For Recognition Of Muslim Marriages In South Africa

The South African Constitution guarantees all of its citizens the right to equality, dignity, freedom of religion ...
Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 2

Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 2

In a blog post yesterday, I considered the impact which the recent decisions of the European Court of Human Rights ...
Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 1

Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 1

Burqa bans seem to be in fashion, not only in the 5-odd countries that have chosen this policy line, not only at ...
Children’s Rights, Illegitimacy and the Rule of Law in Malaysia

Children’s Rights, Illegitimacy and the Rule of Law in Malaysia

In A Child v National Registration Department, 25th July 2017, the Malaysian Court of Appeal held that a Muslim ...
Islam and Human Rights: A Critical Intersection

Islam and Human Rights: A Critical Intersection

Global politics is increasingly concerned with the relationship between religion and human rights. Human rights ...

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