Right to Freedom of Religion

State Intervention in Muslim Personal Law: A Case of Fundamental Misunderstanding

State Intervention in Muslim Personal Law: A Case of Fundamental Misunderstanding

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board [the Board], has been at the centre of a raging controversy for the past ...
Trinity Lutheran v. Comer: Does The U.S. Supreme Court Now See Separation of Church and State as a Kind of Religious Discrimination?

Trinity Lutheran v. Comer: Does The U.S. Supreme Court Now See Separation of Church and State as a Kind of Religious Discrimination?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer seems modest on its facts, but it moves the Court ...
The Devil’s in the Dictum: the Kenyan Court of Appeal Wishes Away the Inviolability of the Right to Hold a Religious Belief

The Devil’s in the Dictum: the Kenyan Court of Appeal Wishes Away the Inviolability of the Right to Hold a Religious Belief

High school students subscribing to the Seventh Day Adventist faith have cause for celebration. In Seventh Day ...
The UK Government’s Promised Review of Counter-Terror Law and Strategy

The UK Government’s Promised Review of Counter-Terror Law and Strategy

In less than three months, the UK has suffered from four major terror attacks. As the UK is recovering after the ...
The Travel Ban as Religious Discrimination: Judges’ Engagement of Political Discourse and Recent History

The Travel Ban as Religious Discrimination: Judges’ Engagement of Political Discourse and Recent History

On March 15, 2017, two federal district courts, in Hawaii and Maryland, enjoined the enforcement of President ...
The Religious Views of Judges and Human Rights Adjudication: A Reply to Bamforth and Barber

The Religious Views of Judges and Human Rights Adjudication: A Reply to Bamforth and Barber

Two blog contributions have recently discussed the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court and ...
Understanding Direct Discrimination Suffered ‘As a Female Muslim’ in Achbita

Understanding Direct Discrimination Suffered ‘As a Female Muslim’ in Achbita

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its long-awaited decision in Samira Achbita v G4S ...
Judge Neil Gorsuch: A Reply to Nicholas Bamforth

Judge Neil Gorsuch: A Reply to Nicholas Bamforth

At the start of March, Nick Bamforth wrote a blog post for this site examining Judge Neil Gorsuch’s ‘Academic ...
Direct Discrimination and Indirect Discrimination: Headscarves and the CJEU

Direct Discrimination and Indirect Discrimination: Headscarves and the CJEU

The decision of the CJEU in Achbita has been much anticipated as the first full judgment of the Court on ...
Inequality and Discrimination faced by Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Inequality and Discrimination faced by Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the worst countries to live in as a member of a religious minority group, due to the lack of ...
The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland on sexual orientation discrimination – justice served?

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland on sexual orientation discrimination – justice served?

The facts of Ashers have been set out on this Blog previously, so only a brief recap is necessary here. The ...
Live Music during Thaipusam Processions in Singapore: Developments in the Law on Freedom of Religion

Live Music during Thaipusam Processions in Singapore: Developments in the Law on Freedom of Religion

In Singapore, due to the 2009 Public Order Act, public processions require an official permit, which may have ...

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