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91% of barristers would insist witnesses remove face veil while giving evidence

91% of barristers would insist witnesses remove face veil while giving evidence

Posted: Wed, 06 May 2015

Over 90% of barristers would support some limits on face veils during trials, it has emerged.

The Law Society withdraws controversial Sharia guidance and apologises

The Law Society withdraws controversial Sharia guidance and apologises

Posted: Mon, 24 Nov 2014

The sharia succession practice note has been withdrawn by the Law Society, following widespread criticism for gender discrimination.

Glasgow University investigates impact and extent of religious privilege

Glasgow University investigates impact and extent of religious privilege

Posted: Fri, 14 Nov 2014

Researchers in the history and law departments of Glasgow University are beginning a research project to map the historical and current religious privileges in Scotland's laws.

Turkish court lifts ban on hijabs for lawyers at bar association

Turkish court lifts ban on hijabs for lawyers at bar association

Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2013

The Turkish Supreme Court has lifted the ban on female lawyers wearing hijabs when registering with the Turkish Bar Association.

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.

NSS intervene in landmark cases at European Court of Human Rights

NSS intervene in landmark cases at European Court of Human Rights

Posted: Sun, 02 Sep 2012

Four controversial British religious discrimination cases are due to be heard at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday 4 September 2012. The outcome will have a huge impact on how future equality cases involving religion are determined.