Monday, 21 January 2013

still more comments on the European court decisions

In a guest post at Law & Religion UK Christopher Luff has written Eweida et al v United Kingdom: some thoughts on the wider ramifications.

And in a guest post at the ECHR Blog Paul Johnson has written Eweida and Others Judgment Part I - The Sexual Orientation Cases.

Erica Howard has written at EJIL TALK! The European Court of Human Rights Gets It Right: A Comment on Eweida and Others v the United Kingdom.

As a follow-up to the radio discussion of the role of the Christian Legal Centre yesterday, readers may find its briefing paper of interest.

Other views have been expressed by Cranmer in Victory for religious symbols; defeat for the religious conscience, and by European Dignity Watch in ECHR: “Obsessive political correctness” trumps freedom of conscience.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Monday, 21 January 2013 at 11:36pm GMT | TrackBack
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The European Court has made its ruling. What else is there to be discussed?

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 9:48am GMT

Well in these cases, Fr Ron, quite a lot.
The law here has been developing over the past decades as one of the articles above helps us to understand.

The idea of states being given some wide margin in how they deal with these matters was (and remains) a legal cloak to hide the ill treatment of gay people and while many faith groups promoted/encouraged/demanded this state sponsored discrimination and applauded the fact that the Convention stood aside, we do not want to see faith groups now falling victims to this legal fudge.

The judgment in the Eweida case is quite a departure from what has gone before. As these lawyers share their insights we begin to discover just how that might impact on all of us. That does not just mean the UK or EU. This type of Judgement has an impact on all jurisdictions where the rule of law and human rights are treated seriously.

These most recent articles posted here are more reflective and more helpful. The paper published by the CLC is illuminating. I hope Simon keeps us fully up to date.

Posted by: Martin Reynolds on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 12:56pm GMT
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