Right to Freedom of Religion

The French Council of State on the Burkini – Part 2: Upholding Religious Freedom

The French Council of State on the Burkini – Part 2: Upholding Religious Freedom

In its ordinance of 26 August 2016 entitled Ligue des droits de l'homme et autres the Council of State — France’s ...
The French Council of State on the Burkini – Part 1: “Reflections on Public Order”

The French Council of State on the Burkini – Part 1: “Reflections on Public Order”

On 26 August 2016, in an ordinance titled “Ligue des droits de l'homme et autres - association de défense des ...
The ‘Burkini Ban’ – A Red Line even for the European Court of Human Rights?

The ‘Burkini Ban’ – A Red Line even for the European Court of Human Rights?

The decision of several authorities in France to prohibit the wearing of the burkini on public beaches has caused ...
L’interdiction au Maroc de rompre le jeune pendant le Ramadan est contraire aux obligations internationales des droits de l’homme de ce pays

L’interdiction au Maroc de rompre le jeune pendant le Ramadan est contraire aux obligations internationales des droits de l’homme de ce pays

Ce jeudi 16 juin 2016 d’après ce qui à été publié par le journal Marocain TelQuel, deux hommes ont été condamné à ...
Morocco’s Prohibition on Breaking Fast During Ramadan Violates The Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief

Morocco’s Prohibition on Breaking Fast During Ramadan Violates The Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief

On Thursday, 16th of June 2016, according to what was reported by the Moroccan newspaper TelQuel, two men have ...
The Maltese Equality Act: Friend or Foe of Freedom of Religion?

The Maltese Equality Act: Friend or Foe of Freedom of Religion?

With the recent rise of anti-discrimination legislation, the need for legislators to strike a fair balance between ...
Conscientious Objection or Oppression: That is the Question

Conscientious Objection or Oppression: That is the Question

On 11th of August last year, the Supreme Administrative Court of Uruguay issued a judgment that recognises the ...
India’s High Court upholds right of women to enter religious places

India’s High Court upholds right of women to enter religious places

In a recent ruling, the Bombay High Court upheld the right of women to enter the Shani Shinganapur temple in the ...
Blog: Scalia’s Influence on the Religion Clauses: Part II

Blog: Scalia’s Influence on the Religion Clauses: Part II

During the last thirty years, Justice Scalia was a key figure in the Supreme Court’s steady movement away from ...
Justice Scalia’s Influence on the Religion Clauses Part I: Free Exercise Law

Justice Scalia’s Influence on the Religion Clauses Part I: Free Exercise Law

The “big three” issues in Religion Clauses jurisprudence are: (1) whether and how judges should decide claims to ...
Pakistan: A Paradoxical Divinity

Pakistan: A Paradoxical Divinity

The 4 January 2016 marked five years since the Punjab governor Salman Taseer was killed by a member of his own ...
Conscientious Objection or Conscious Oppression?: The Uphill Battle to Access Abortion Services in Uruguay

Conscientious Objection or Conscious Oppression?: The Uphill Battle to Access Abortion Services in Uruguay

In October 2012, Uruguay passed Law 18,987 that waives criminal penalties for abortion in the first 12 weeks of ...

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