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(p. 456) 17. Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion 

(p. 456) 17. Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion
(p. 456) 17. Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion

Bernadette Rainey

, Elizabeth Wicks

, and Andclare Ovey

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date: 04 August 2020

This chapter examines the protection of the freedom of thought, conscience, and religion in the European Convention on Human Rights. It explains the provisions of Article 9 and analyses the decisions made by the Strasbourg Court in several related cases, including those involving religious dress and symbols, manifestation of religion and belief by prisoners, conscientious objection to military service, and the recognition and authorisation of religious organisations.

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