Comments: EHRC publishes guidance on Religion or Belief

There's some very helpful comment on these publications at

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 8:40am GMT

Potentially lots of work for the lawyers here.

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 10:10am GMT

The difficulty in translating the judgment into guidance makes me doubt the value of the judgment and says to me that Stra├čburg may in this instance have overstepped the Mark. Maybe in a few years the jurisprudence will have settled down a bit. Until then a lot of private companies are going to now view adverse ECtHR judgments as a risk, meaning de facto if not de jure they are subject to the Convention. That might be a good thing but my personal view is a British Bill of Rights is a good way for us as a nation to organise and contribute to Human rights debates. (Personally I am still against pulling out of the ECtHR and favour implementing court rulings unless they create a genuine and pressing difficulty).

Posted by Craig Nelson at Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 5:05pm GMT
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