Posted: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:21
The sharia succession practice note has been withdrawn by the Law Society, following widespread criticism for gender discrimination.
Posted: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:23
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.
Posted: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:25
The Solicitor's Regulatory Authority has removed a reference to the Law Society's controversial practice note on drafting 'Sharia compliant' wills from its from its ethics guidance on wills.
Posted: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:41
The regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales has been criticised by the Lawyers Secular Society for endorsing the Law Society's controversial guidance on sharia wills.
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, 12 Nov 2013 17:28
The Turkish Supreme Court has lifted the ban on female lawyers wearing hijabs when registering with the Turkish Bar Association.
Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:12
A leading family law judge has said that courts are secular – and so are judges. Sir James Munby, president of the Family Law Division, made the comments in a keynote speech to a Law Society Conference.
Posted: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:07
The National Secular Society has expressed concern over a court's decision to allow a Muslim woman to stand trial wearing a full-face veil, only needing to remove it while giving evidence.
NSS draws international attention to UN report that berates USA on its lax approach to clerical child abuse
Posted: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:26
A UN Committee has expressed deep concern to the US Government about its failure to properly deal with sexual abuse committed by clerics and leading members of faith-based organizations.
Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:28
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: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 21:41
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.
Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:57
A Muslim woman in London who claimed she had been sacked from her job in a luggage shop because she wore a headscarf has won her claim of unfair dismissal but lost a claim of direct religious discrimination.
Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:08
The High Court today ruled that "The saying of prayers as part of the formal meeting of a Council is not lawful under s111 of the Local Government Act 1972, and there is no statutory power permitting the practice to continue". The judgement follows a Judicial Review initiated by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 09:35
Writing to the Herald newspaper, Scottish Advocate Sean Templeton has made the case for the removal of religion from oath-taking in courts.
Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 10:59
The National Secular Society has welcomed the judgment in the High Court yesterday on the case of a Christian couple who were refused foster caring placements because of their anti-homosexual views based on Christianity.