Category Religious Rights

Conscientious Objection to Creating Same-Sex Unions: An International Analysis

Authors: Bruce MacDougall, Elsje Bonthuys, Kenneth McK. Norrie & Marjolein van den Brink Abstract In jurisdictions that recognize same-sex marriages and unions, the question arises as to the extent to which civic officials who normally preside at such unions can… Continue Reading →

Concepts and Precepts: Canadian Tribunals, Human Rights and Falun Gong

Authors: David Matas & Maria Cheung Abstract This article analyzes five Canadian tribunal cases brought forward by Falun Gong practitioners against their perpetrators. Falun Gong is a peaceful spiritually based meditative practice highly persecuted and propagandized against by the Chinese… Continue Reading →

‘A Flag For All Republicans’: The Legislative History and Parliamentary Debates on the French Law on Religious Signs at School

Author: Herman T. Salton Abstract In March 2004, the French Parliament passed Statute 228 and prohibited ‘the wearing of clothes or symbols through which pupils conspicuously manifest a religious affiliation’. Although much has been written about this piece of legislation,… Continue Reading →

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