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Britain’s feeble religious right learns no lessons from its debacle at the European Court

Britain’s feeble religious right learns no lessons from its debacle at the European Court

Posted: Wed, 29 May 2013 by Terry Sanderson

With the recent rejection by the Grand Chamber of three 'religious discrimination' cases, Terry Sanderson questions why the religious right are still determined to push for their Christian privileges.

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, Church of England, ECtHR

Roundup of reactions to this week’s Euro Court rulings

Roundup of reactions to this week’s Euro Court rulings

Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 by Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society, provides a comprehensive round-up of the reaction to this week's European Court of Human Rights ruling on 'religious discrimination' in the workplace.

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, ECtHR

“Religious discrimination” cases – the European Court’s judgements change very little

“Religious discrimination” cases – the European Court’s judgements change very little

Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 by Ronan McCrea

Ronan McCrea, a barrister who helped prepare the National Secular Society's intervention, explains why this week's ECHR ruling does very little to change the rights of believers in the workplace.

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, ECtHR, Religious Symbols

Discriminatory acts have a moral significance

Discriminatory acts have a moral significance

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 by Dr Ronan McCrea

In this response to Joshua Rozenberg's piece on conscience exemptions from anti-discrimination legislation, Human rights barrister Dr Ronan McCrea argues that discriminatory acts have a moral significance beyond the deprivation of the relevant service.

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, ECtHR, Discrimination

Here’s hoping the European Court can bring an end to this campaign of distortion over religious discrimination

Here’s hoping the European Court can bring an end to this campaign of distortion over religious discrimination

Posted: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 by Terry Sanderson

In providing one of the few "dissenting voices" in the media discussion of the cases of supposed religious discrimination being heard in the European Court of Human Rights, the most astonishing thing has been the success of the propaganda campaign conducted by Christian activists and the Daily Mailand Daily Telegraph.

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, ECtHR, 'Christianophobia'