Strasbourg, Conscience and Religious Belief: Implications of the summer 2013 decision by ECHR in four freedom of religion cases.


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This issue of Ethics in Brief assesses the meaning and possible impact of the summer 2013 decision by the European Court of Human Rights in four well-publicised freedom of religion cases arising in the UK. While the decision demonstrates the limitations of the European Convention on Human Rights in protecting religious freedom, it does contain grounds for cautious encouragement. The article also addresses some of the general issues raised by the decision.

Author: Mark Campbell (2013)

Reproduced with kind permission from the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics

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