Right to Freedom of Religion

UN Strategy to Combat Religious Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence: Is It Fit for Purpose?

UN Strategy to Combat Religious Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence: Is It Fit for Purpose?

According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, violence and discrimination against religious groups by ...
Law Society of Canadian Province Nova Scotia is Found to Have Overstepped its Mandate, Violating Religious Freedoms

Law Society of Canadian Province Nova Scotia is Found to Have Overstepped its Mandate, Violating Religious Freedoms

The first of a series of decisions that will shape how the balance is to be struck between Canada’s ...
Translating Questions Of Religion Conversions to Issues of Human Rights: The Proposed Ban on Religious Conversions in a Secular Indian State

Translating Questions Of Religion Conversions to Issues of Human Rights: The Proposed Ban on Religious Conversions in a Secular Indian State

In recent months, the political focus in India has shifted towards the sensitive issue of “forced religious ...
Clash of Rights at Centre of Canadian Law School Controversy

Clash of Rights at Centre of Canadian Law School Controversy

The debate over whether to recognise a proposed law school in Canada has pitted fundamental freedoms against one ...
Meriam Ibrahim is Freed: Weaving together Law, Politics and Civil Society

Meriam Ibrahim is Freed: Weaving together Law, Politics and Civil Society

This post is the second part of a two-part report by Professor Jon Yorke, following the litigation surrounding ...
Religious anti-gay refusal – valuing dissent without making it lawful

Religious anti-gay refusal – valuing dissent without making it lawful

According to Supreme Court judge, Lady Hale, the law has yet to find the right balance between accommodating ...
Professor Frances Raday Comments on SAS v France

Professor Frances Raday Comments on SAS v France

In the Grand Chamber judgment in the case of S.A.S. v. France, the European Court of Human Rights held, by a ...
SAS v France in Context: the margin of appreciation doctrine and protection of minorities

SAS v France in Context: the margin of appreciation doctrine and protection of minorities

In SAS v France the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found that a French law ...
Conform or be confined: S.A.S. v France

Conform or be confined: S.A.S. v France

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on 1st July that France’s ban on face coverings, known as the burqa-ban, ...
International Law and the Denial of Minority Status to Indian Muslims

International Law and the Denial of Minority Status to Indian Muslims

On 27th May, the Indian Minister of Minority Affairs, Najma Heptullah, declared that ‘Muslims are not minorities, ...
Burwell v Hobby Lobby – a narrow decision?

Burwell v Hobby Lobby – a narrow decision?

This week the Supreme Court of the United States delivered judgment in the eagerly anticipated case of Burwell v ...
Meriam Ibrahim Saved from 100 Lashes and the Death Penalty

Meriam Ibrahim Saved from 100 Lashes and the Death Penalty

On 11 May 2014, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim was found guilty by the Al-Haj Yousif Criminal Court of charges under the ...

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