Tags: Europe

Sharia ‘law’ should not trump domestic law, ECHR rules

Sharia ‘law’ should not trump domestic law, ECHR rules

Posted: Wed, 19 Dec 2018

A Greek court was wrong to prioritise sharia 'law' provisions over those of the country's domestic legal code, the ECHR has ruled. Read More »

EU advisor says meat from unstunned animals can be labelled organic

EU advisor says meat from unstunned animals can be labelled organic

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018

The National Secular Society has criticised a "perplexing" opinion from an EU advisor that meat from non-stun slaughter can be considered 'organic'. Read More »

ECHR: Lithuania infringed free expression over religious icons

ECHR: Lithuania infringed free expression over religious icons

Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018

Lithuania violated the right to free expression by fining a fashion company for using religious imagery in adverts, the ECHR has ruled. Read More »

Iceland: 72% support separation of church and state

Iceland: 72% support separation of church and state

Posted: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

More than seven out of ten Icelanders who have an opinion on the separation of church and state support the idea, a poll has found. Read More »

NSS warns of ‘de-facto’ blasphemy laws at European Parliament

NSS warns of ‘de-facto’ blasphemy laws at European Parliament

Posted: Thu, 26 Feb 2015

The National Secular Society has raised concerns about the limits imposed on free speech by unofficial blasphemy laws enforced by the threat of violence. Read More »

Head of Russian Orthodox Church says secularization in Europe has reached “apocalyptic dimensions,” calls for “Christian values”

Head of Russian Orthodox Church says secularization in Europe has reached “apocalyptic dimensions,” calls for “Christian values”

Posted: Tue, 25 Nov 2014

Patriarch Kirill said Europe has abandoned its "Christian identity" and that the "process of secularization" has reached "apocalyptic dimensions". Read More »

EU publishes guidelines on protecting free expression abroad

EU publishes guidelines on protecting free expression abroad

Posted: Tue, 20 May 2014

The Council of the European Union has adopted human rights guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline. Read More »