Religious discrimination

All Commons Briefing Papers
13 Documents
24.01.2013Religious discrimination in the workplace: the case of Eweida and Others v the United Kingdom
This note examines the judgment in the case of Eweida and Others v the United Kingdom, handed down by the European Court of Human Rights on 15 January 2013. The case considered the restrictions an employer may justifiably place on workers' freedom to manifest their religion in the workplace.
09.02.2010Equality Bill 2008-09: sexual orientation and religious employment
Changes proposed in the Equality Bill regarding the circumstamces under which religious organisations are allowed to discriminate on grounds of sexual orientation in employment.
01.02.2010EU bibliographies: proposed equal treatment directive
Under its 'Renewed Social Agenda' the European Commission adopted on 2 July 2008 a non-discrimination package including a proposal for a new directive on equal treatment prohibiting discrimination on grounds of age, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief outside the employment sphere. This Note brings together documents relevant to the proposed "Equal Treatment Directive" and its scrutiny in the UK and EU.
06.11.2009The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006
03.06.2009Baha'is in Iran
This note provides background information on the detention of seven leaders of the Baha'i faith who have been imprisoned in Iran since March and May 2008. It also considers the international responses to their imprisonment.
10.06.2008Religious Hatred: Attempts to legislate 2001-2005
Religious hatred. By Lucinda Maer. SN/PC/3189.
13.05.2008The Report of the All Party Parliamentary Committee into Anti-Semitism
12.05.2008The Abolition of the Blasphemy Offences
02.02.2006Commons Divisions on the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill
17.11.2005Equality Bill (HL) (Bill 85 2005-06)
Equality Bill (HL) (Bill 85 of 2005-06). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/77
16.06.2005Racial and Religious Hatred Bill (Bill 11 of 2005-06
The Racial and Religious Hatred Bill (Bill 11 2005-06). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/48
24.03.2005Equality Bill (Bill 72 of 2004/05)
The Equality Bill (Bill 72 of 2004/05). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/28.
09.06.2003Employment equality regulations:religion and sexual orientation
Employment equality regulations: religion and sexual orientation. House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/54.