Tags: Equality & Human Rights
Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:09
A Christian woman who claimed she had been constructively dismissed from her job as a care worker because she refused to work on Sundays has lost her case at the Court of Appeal.
Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:10
A report just published by vice-chancellors' group Universities UK, has advised that segregation by gender in talks from external speakers is fine.
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:31
On 1 December, Croatian citizens will be called to vote on whether to alter the constitution to define marriage as 'matrimony between a man and a woman'.
Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:48
Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational and courageous schoolgirl from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban in October for campaigning in support of female education, has addressed the United Nations in New York.
Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:35
Two Catholic midwives who, in April, won a legal case at Scotland's supreme civil court for the right to conscientious exemption from all involvement in abortion procedures, now face a further legal challenge.
Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 13:58
The National Secular Society has welcomed a decision by the European Court of Human Rights not to refer the cases of three British Christians to the Grand Chamber.
Posted: Thu, 23 May 2013 10:05
A man described as "white British" has won more than £2,000 compensation from a halal meat firm after he complained of racial and religious discrimination.
Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013 15:24
Khalil Ahmad Shaheedzada, a conservative lawmaker for the Herat province, said parliament withdrew the legislation because of opposition from religious parties that considered the law un-Islamic.
Posted: Thu, 09 May 2013 10:26
The American organisation Human Rights First has issued a new report that details steps the United States and Tunisian governments should take to protect freedom of expression to support Tunisia's peaceful transition to democracy.
Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:59
A new women's liberation group called Fitnah! has been created as a protest movement demanding freedom, equality, and secularism.
Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:19
Two Catholic midwives have won a legal battle for the right to conscientious exemption from all involvement with abortions. Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood argued that being required to supervise staff taking part in abortions violated their human rights.
Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:25
The National Secular Society has criticised the Government's "callous" disregard for victims of caste discrimination in the UK after MPs rejected a Lords amendment to make discrimination on grounds of caste unlawful.
Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:39
Take Action! urge your MP to ensure that proper legal protection is provided for victims of caste discrimination in Great Britain by voting in favour of Lords Amendment 37 on Tuesday 16 April.
Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:20
The National Secular Society is calling on supporters to urge their MP to back legislation aimed at protecting victims of caste-based discrimination in the UK.
Evangelical MP’s attempt to dismantle Human Rights Act and permit religion to do whatever it likes, falls in the House of Commons
Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:13
A Conservative MP's Private Members Bill that sought to replace the Human Rights Act with a "UK Bill of Rights and Responsibilities" was withdrawn at the Second Reading last month.
Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 06:51
The National Secular Society has welcomed a vote by Peers in the House of Lords in favour of an amendment to bring caste discrimination within the scope of equality legislation.
Posted: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:56
The National Secular Society has objected to new workplace guidelines issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission following the outcome of the recent European Court cases.
Posted: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 08:58
The NSS has met with Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Mike Russell MSP, to discuss the Scottish-based adoption agency that excludes same-sex couples from consideration as prospective parents.
European Commission to investigate complaints concerning employment discrimination in ‘faith’ schools
Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:43
The European Commission is to investigate complaints submitted by the National Secular Society concerning whether UK legislation relating to state funded 'faith' schools breaches European employment laws in relation to discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief.
Posted: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:16
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected three of the four landmark cases of alleged religious discrimination in the workplace. The ruling has been welcomed by the National Secular Society.