Tag Archives: freedom of expression

Religious Symbols and the European Convention of Human rights

Bandung, Indonesia by Haifeez CC BY 2.0

For the last few years, wearing religious symbols has triggered a major debate across Europe. The debate, which started after the imposition of prohibitions laws on religious symbols in several European states, has become a controversial human rights issue among scholars. France, Denmark, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland and other member-states of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) have discussed, endorsed and some ...

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Should controversial speakers be banned from university campuses?

The Tory and Liberal Democrat (Lib Dem) political parties, who comprise the current British governing coalition, are sparring over the implementation of new laws that oblige institutions to prevent radicalization. A Tory coalition is pushing guidelines that would ban any ‘extremist’ speaker from appearing on university campuses in England, igniting a debate about freedom of expression in institutions of higher learning. The ...

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