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Freedom of religion vs the right to be free from sexual orientation discrimination – clashing rights?

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 Session 5: Freedom of religion vs the right to be free from sexual orientation discrimination – clashing rights?

The Law Society, Middlesex University School of Law and Matrix Chambers are working together to produce a Human Rights Practice Short Course. This course will focus on the latest developments and emerging issues in European and international human rights practice: themes and systems, law and practice.

 

Session 5: Freedom of religion vs the right to be free from sexual orientation discrimination – clashing rights?

Session Five: Freedom of religion vs the right to be free from sexual orientation discrimination – clashing rights?

 

Is there a conflict between freedom of religion and the right to be free from sexual orientation discrimination or can these rights be reconciled? In Eweida and Others v UK, two of the applicants refused to work with same sex couples because they believed homosexuality was against God’s law. Should such objections be accommodated in the workplace? Both ECHR and EU case law will be discussed.

 

Speakers:

Laura Prince (Matrix Chambers) 

  • Dr Erica Howard (Middlesex University)

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