Tags: Human Rights
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.
Posted: Wed, 05 Jul 2017
The National Secular Society has reiterated the need to defend all victims of religious persecution after a government minister said the UK would focus "in particular" on Christian communities under threat.
Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2016
The National Secular Society has spoken out at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to criticise the UK Government over its failure to tackle caste based discrimination, as the UN has repeatedly urged it do.
Posted: Wed, 03 Jun 2015
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has warned the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) against pushing once more for a global blasphemy law.
Posted: Wed, 27 May 2015
The National Secular Society has expressed concern over new "anti-extremism" plans announced in the Conservative Government's first Queen's Speech.
Posted: Thu, 11 Dec 2014
The International Humanist and Ethical Union's second annual report on the state of human rights for non-believers, atheists and agnostics around the world has found a global "trend towards targeting 'atheists'."
Obstructionist tactics to block human rights groups from advising UN condemned by UN Special Rapporteur
Posted: Fri, 31 Oct 2014
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of assembly and association, has criticised repeated efforts to block human rights NGOs from being able to advise the United Nations.
Posted: Sun, 06 Apr 2014
Non-religious and Christian parents who have been allocated places for their children at a Sikh free school have argued that their right to educate their children according to their beliefs is being infringed.
Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013
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, 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.
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.
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.
Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
The court decision in Germany that held that circumcision, carried out for religious — as opposed to medical — reasons, is potentially harmful has been fiercely opposed by religious interests, putting pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Posted: Sat, 17 Mar 2012
Human Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been named Secularist of the Year. The award was presented by the National Secular Society at a formal lunch on Saturday in central London.