Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Religious Freedom Legislation in Italy

June 14, 2012, Rome, Italy 

"A group of experts in Italy has said that, although religious freedom in Italy is protected by international covenants and conventions, new legislation to protect religious minorities is necessary to replace the fascist law of 1929-1930. This conclusion was reached during a Study Day held at Italy's Chamber of Deputies, May 15, in Rome. The study was organized by the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy (CFIB), the Board of Evangelical Churches for Relations with the State (ESRAB), and the Department of Religious Freedom of the Italian Union of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (UICCA)."

Monday, 4 June 2012

Right to wear a cross? Case to be heard at ECHR

Update on the case of Shirley Chaplain:

"A Devon nurse who refused to stop wearing a cross at work is to argue her case at the European Court of Human Rights in September, she says.

Shirley Chaplin worked at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital when, after a 30-year career on the wards, she was told she could no longer wear a cross.

The 56-year-old is taking the case to the Strasbourg court after losing an employment tribunal in 2010."