Religious no-go area for the courts with their “costly crudities” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 23rd, 2012 in courts, dispute resolution, judiciary, news, trusts by tracey

“Khaira v. Shergill [2012] EWCA Civ 893 – We have become used to the courts getting involved, more or less willingly, in religious issues, not least where religious freedoms conflict with legal rules which are said to be inconsistent with the exercise of those freedoms. But as Adam Wagner pointed out, in an earlier round of this litigation concerning two Sikh places of worship (Gurdwaras), the courts have developed rules stopping themselves from deciding certain cases, not least because the courts recognise they don’t know what they are doing once they get themselves immersed in issues of religious doctrine.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd July 2012