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European court backs Belgium’s ban on face veils

European court backs Belgium’s ban on face veils

Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Belgium's ban on wearing face veils in public does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.

Religious opt-outs make Australia’s anti-discrimination law a “bigot’s charter”

Religious opt-outs make Australia’s anti-discrimination law a “bigot’s charter”

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013

In a move that has enraged human rights advocates, the Australian government has given religious groups wide-scale opt-outs in proposed new anti-discrimination laws.

European secularists raise concerns about nomination of Maltese reactionary to European Commission

European secularists raise concerns about nomination of Maltese reactionary to European Commission

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012

Secular groups around Europe are preparing to oppose the nomination of the Maltese Foreign Affairs Minister Tonio Borg to replace the recently resigned European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection.

UK Government accused of not upholding freedom of belief

UK Government accused of not upholding freedom of belief

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012

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.