Tags: ECtHR

Britain’s feeble religious right learns no lessons from its debacle at the European Court

Britain’s feeble religious right learns no lessons from its debacle at the European Court

Posted: Wed, 29 May 2013 by Terry Sanderson

We sincerely hope that the rejection by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights of the supposed "religious discrimination" cases will finally draw a line under the matter.

Reacting to the decision, Michael Powner, head of employment at Charles... Read More »

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, Church of England, ECtHR

Roundup of reactions to this week’s Euro Court rulings

Roundup of reactions to this week’s Euro Court rulings

Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 by Terry Sanderson

By Terry Sanderson

This week's European Court of Human Rights judgements on the so-called "religious discrimination" cases have brought to a head the long-running battle being fought by evangelical Christians to give their faith special recognition and special... Read More »

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, ECtHR

“Religious discrimination” cases – the European Court’s judgements change very little

“Religious discrimination” cases – the European Court’s judgements change very little

Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 by Ronan McCrea

Ronan McCrea, a barrister who helped prepare the National Secular Society's intervention, explains why this week's ECHR ruling does very little to change the rights of believers in the workplace.

The recent judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in... Read More »

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, ECtHR, Religious Symbols

Discriminatory acts have a moral significance

Discriminatory acts have a moral significance

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 by Dr Ronan McCrea

Joshua Rozenberg's piece on the issue of conscience exemptions from anti-discrimination legislation argues that no legitimate aim has been identified for requiring individuals to provide a service in violation of their religious convictions in circumstances... Read More »

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, ECtHR, Discrimination

Here’s hoping the European Court can bring an end to this campaign of distortion over religious discrimination

Here’s hoping the European Court can bring an end to this campaign of distortion over religious discrimination

Posted: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 by Terry Sanderson

In providing one of the few "dissenting voices" in the media discussion of the cases of supposed religious discrimination being heard in the European Court of Human Rights, the most astonishing thing I've noticed has been the success of the propaganda campaign... Read More »

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, ECtHR, 'Christianophobia'