Catriona Robertson

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Sakharov: religion & human rights

Here’s a video of the Sakharov Debate at Europe House in December with the UCL European Institute.  I was on the panel.

More recently I was involved in a piece of EHRC research on equalities law in relation to religion and belief.  What struck me (listening to the barristers, lawyers & academics) was the individual nature of legal redress – and also its expense.

Taking legal action if you feel you’ve suffered discrimination is mostly out of the question unless you have a backer.  Much of the exclusion and marginalisation I come across isn’t experienced individually but as a community.  The legal protection provided by human rights legislation seems pretty remote to grassroots communities.

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