Archive for the ‘Right to religion’ Category

February 16, 2012 Off

The power of prayer or the power to pray

By David Lawson in Equality, Right to religion

Author: David Lawson is a barrister at Hardwicke and Public Law specialist. He considers the High Court ruling in Bone v. Bideford on the lawfulness of saying formal prayers before council meetings.  Bideford Town Council is a parish council in Devon.  Each month it holds full council meetings in public.  At the start of each [...]

April 12, 2011 6

Will banning the burqa really set you free?

By Yaaser Vanderman in Legal/political philosophy, Right to religion

On Monday, the French ban on Muslim women wearing burqas finally entered into force under the auspices of The Bill Prohibiting Facial Dissimulation in a Public Place. As a result, you are no longer allowed to ‘dissimulate’ your face in public, a phrase I am convinced has never been used before. Perhaps the most interesting, [...]