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National Secular Society

Challenging Religious Privilege

UK Government accused of not upholding freedom of belief

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:28

UK Government accused of not upholding freedom of belief

The European Court of Human Rights hearing on 4 September 2012 has heard accusations from applicants that the UK Government is not upholding freedom of belief. (Four applicants involving Christian employees wearing crucifixes and not wishing to treat homosexuals equally – Chaplin, Eweida, Ladele and McFarlane. The NSS is the only UK organisation to intervene to support the UK Government and the UK court's rejection of all four cases.)

Watch the video of the hearing; approximately two hours with a section selection feature.

Tags: ECtHR, Discrimination, Religion & Belief, Equality & Human Rights, Church & State, Law, Gay Rights, Equalities, Human Rights