Right to Freedom of Religion

The Indian Supreme Court and the Missing Connection between Faith and Dress

The Indian Supreme Court and the Missing Connection between Faith and Dress

The Indian Supreme Court’s recent comments trivialising the importance of religious dress to faith have troubling ...
Santhara: Jains’ Right to Exit with Dignity

Santhara: Jains’ Right to Exit with Dignity

The Jain religion of India has been embroiled in legal controversy surrounding the practice of Santhara or ...
Recent Developments in the UN Human Rights Council: Traditional Values and Women’s Right to Equality in the Family

Recent Developments in the UN Human Rights Council: Traditional Values and Women’s Right to Equality in the Family

In recent years at the United Nation’s Human Right’s Council (UNHRC) an ideological challenge has been directed ...
Conscience Wars and Complicity Claims

Conscience Wars and Complicity Claims

A new front is opening in the culture wars. Persons of faith are now seeking religious exemptions from laws ...
Lee v Ashers Bakery: Cake Now or Cake Later?

Lee v Ashers Bakery: Cake Now or Cake Later?

Northern Ireland delivers a small slice of sweet justice to the gay rights movement, but for some, it leaves a ...
Let Them Buy (Gay) Cake: Anti-Discrimination in Northern Irish Courts

Let Them Buy (Gay) Cake: Anti-Discrimination in Northern Irish Courts

Over the weekend, the same-sex marriage referendum in Ireland dominated headlines around the world. The week ...
Does Islamic Law Deny a Right to Vote?

Does Islamic Law Deny a Right to Vote?

On April 22nd, British born radical cleric, Anjem Choudary declared Muslim MPs and voters to be “apostates” since ...
Religion in the classroom: Loyola High School versus the Supreme Court of Canada

Religion in the classroom: Loyola High School versus the Supreme Court of Canada

In Quebec the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports mandated that all schools, including private schools, ...
Blasphemy Laws and Human Rights in Pakistan

Blasphemy Laws and Human Rights in Pakistan

Notorious blasphemy laws have a significant impact on minority communities in Pakistan. Particularly their right ...
S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

As discussed in previous posts, the ECtHR decided in S.A.S v France that the French criminal law ban on face ...
Jamaican Marijuana Reform, Rastas and Rights

Jamaican Marijuana Reform, Rastas and Rights

In 1997, Dr. Dennis Forsythe, described in Forsythe v Director of Public Prosecutions and Attorney General (1997 ...
A Veiled Attempt at Conformity? Recent Cases Test the Bounds of Canada’s Commitment to Multiculturalism

A Veiled Attempt at Conformity? Recent Cases Test the Bounds of Canada’s Commitment to Multiculturalism

The boundaries of Canada’s multicultural society have been tested in two recent cases involving religious attire ...

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