Freedom Of Religion

  • How not to Divorce Muslim Women in India

    … Five years ago, during an extended tea break in Cambridge’s architecturally underwhelming University Library, a grad school friend of mine observed that her research topic, the Uniform Civil Code in India, evoked mixed reaction in our otherwise ideologically streamlined friendship circle (left-liberal to far left, no surprises here). Most of us…

    Verfassungsblog- 82 Leser -


  • Reviewing the recent Ban on Ritual Slaughter in Flanders

    … The question whether to limit or prohibit ritual slaughter or not is one that has been vexing decision-makers in both politics and law in Europe in recent years. More correctly, the debate is not about banning the practice for its own sake, but rather the extent to which animal welfare can be advanced without unduly limiting the right to freedom…

    Verfassungsblog- 37 Leser -
  • Triple Talaq before the Indian Supreme Court

    … Shayara Bano, 35, a mother of two was unilaterally divorced by her husband of 15 years, Rizwan Ahmed, when she was visiting her parents in October 2015. The news came to her by post in the form of a talaqnama. Since then she has not been allowed to see her children. The only evidence of the divorce was the note she received from her husband…

    Verfassungsblog- 75 Leser -
  • Afghanistan’s Constitution between Sharia Law and International Human Rights

    … conflict with a number of constitutionally endowed principle, like article 27 that “no deed shall be considered a crime unless ruled by a law promulgated prior to commitment of the offence”. Or with the human right to freedom of religion stated in article 7, which includes the right to change one’s religious persuasion. These rights would…

    Verfassungsblog- 62 Leser -
  • The CJEU’s headscarf decisions: Melloni behind the veil?

    … On 14 March 2017, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice (CJEU) handed down two landmark judgments on the Islamic headscarf at work. The twin decisions, Achbita and Bougnaoui, were eagerly awaited, not only because of the importance and delicacy of the legal issues the cases raised, but also because the Advocates General had reached…

    Verfassungsblog- 77 Leser -
  • Der Burkini als Technological Fix

    … werden muss, in dem die Berechtigung für die hier gegenständlichen Befreiungen überprüft werden kann. Im Bereich des Verhältnisses zwischen Staat und Religion, und insbesondere im Bildungsbereich, gesteht der Gerichtshof den nationalen Entscheidungsinstanzen in dieser Prüfung mit der margin of appreciation einen bedeutenden Entscheidungsspielraum zu…

    Verfassungsblog- 62 Leser -
  • Can private undertakings hide behind “religious neutrality”?

    … At first glance, matters of religious belief and practice may seem as remote from the everyday concerns of the European Court of Justice as can be. Yet no less than three high-profile cases are currently pending before the Court in which religion is front and centre. The question which the Court needs to answer in each of these proceedings…

    Verfassungsblog- 52 Leser -


  • Islam on the Beach – The Burkini Ban in France

    … Benjamin case. The first objective of public authorities shall be to guarantee the liberty, if necessary with a reinforcement of the police staff. When Islamic extremists lash out at a topless woman, the woman shall be protected rather than toplessness forbidden. And the same is true when Islam-haters attack a woman in burkini. The restriction…

    Thomas Hochmann/ Verfassungsblog- 129 Leser -
  • Kopftuchverbot am Arbeitsplatz als Diskriminierung

    … des Straßburger Menschenrechts-Gerichtshofs zum Burkaverbot aufgeregt habe: das erscheint mir vernünftig. Anknüpfungspunkt ist hier, anders als im Fall SAS v. Frankreich, nicht irgendein sentimentaler Vivre-Ensemble-Schmarren, sondern ein handfester Grund, nämlich dass Kundenkontakt ohne Blickkontakt halt nicht so gut funktioniert. Laïcité! Soweit…

    Maximilian Steinbeis/ Verfassungsblog- 97 Leser -
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