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Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

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A brief overview of how the Act confers greater powers on law enforcement authorities to counter terrorism but severely limits civil liberties and human rights.

The Civil Contingencies Bill

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An overview of the British government's proposed Bill and its implications on human rights and civil liberties.

Upholding the Right to a Fair Trial? Trying Saddam Hussein

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An overview of the proposed 'Iraqi Special Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanity' and its implications for the furtherance of human rights law.

Landmark Religious Vilification Case in Australia

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In the first case of its kind, the Islamic Council of Victoria is suing the Catch the Fire Ministries for religious vilification in Australia.

Proposed French Ban on Religious Signs in School violates Freedom of Religion, and Rights to Education and Work

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One recurring difficulty for Muslim women in France is the ban on the Islamically prescribed headscarf from public institutions.

Language, Power and Honour: Using Murder to Demonise Muslims

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In the past few weeks numerous cases of so called 'honour killings' have been reported in the media. However in the majority of articles, there has been a lack of distinction between 'honour killings' and 'Muslims'.

Hinduvata Bans Freedom of Religion in India

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The Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Gujarat succeeded in passing anti-conversion laws. These laws intend to prevent Dalits, 'untouchables' or low-caste Hindus, converting to non-Hindu faiths...

Singapore, Ethnic Chauvinism and the Malay-Muslim Population

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An overview of racism and Islamophobia in Singapore.

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