Commentary

10 Human rights—particular areas

CHARITIES AND CHARITABLE GIVING vol 6(2)
| Commentary

10 Human rights—particular areas

| Commentary

10 Human rights—particular areas

  1. 10.1

        The guarantee of freedom of thought, conscience and religion1 may have an effect on charities for the advancement of religion, as well as on charities whose beneficiaries must meet a prescribed religious qualification, or are liable to be taught a particular set of doctrines2. It is not open to the authorities to interpret case law as justifying arbitrary distinctions between favoured forms of religion and those whose advancement is not recognised as charitable having regard to Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights3. This is underpinned by the prohibition against discrimination4, which

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