Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Compulsory Education in Turkey - ECHR

Turkey appeals ECHR ruling on compulsory religion classes in schools

See http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-appeals-echr-ruling-on-compulsory-religion-classes-in-schools-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=75787&NewsCatID=339

Religion and Human Rights

Op piece on religion and human rights from Open Democracy - Abebe advocates 'partnership with a dose of pragmatism'

see https://www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights/adem-kassie-abebe/religion-and-human-rights-partnership-with-dose-of-pragmatism

Thursday, 11 December 2014

New International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) Report


The new International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) Report is now available, see http://iheu.org/

According to an article in Politics.uk, the IHEU report shows 'systemic discrimination' in the UK. See http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2014/12/11/the-majority-oppressed-systemic-discrimination-against-non-b



Baroness Anelay on Freedom of Religion


"Safeguarding freedom of religion or belief is "a top human rights priority" for the British Government, Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay of St Johns said.

She was in the Vatican on Wednesday to mark the centenary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and the Holy See."

See story at http://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/1477/0/freedom-of-religion-a-top-human-rights-priority-for-uk-government-says-foreign-office-minister-