Cumberland Lodge Briefing document for the third and final retreat of our Emerging International Leaders Programme 2016/17.
'The Rule of Law - Not Rule by Law': International Legal Implications for Freedom of Religion or Belief was published ahead of our final retreat for 2016/17, which took place at Cumberland Lodge from 21-23 July 2017.
The weekend retreat explored practical responses to protecting and promoting the right to freedom of religion or belief, from local, national and international perspectives.
The 23-page Briefing opens with a summary of the human rights framework for the right, difficulties in interpreting it, core legal principles, and the role of the state in enforcing it.
It goes on to cover:
- Blasphemy laws
- Religious discrimination in the workplace
- The religious and moral education of children
- Limitations to Freedom of Religion or Belief.
The Briefing was written by our freelance Research Associate, Kat Eghdamian.