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Religious freedom in the UK after the Human Rights Act 1998.

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Durham Research Online Deposited in DRO: 20 June 2012 Version of attached file: Published Version Peer-review status of attached file: Peer-reviewed Citation for published item: Leigh, I. (2012) ’Religious freedom in the UK after the Human Rights Act 1998.’, in Freedom of religion under Bills of Rights. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press, pp. 239-252. Further information on publisher’s website: Publisher’s copyright statement: 2012 The Authors This book is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission. Address all inquiries to the Director at [email protected] Use policy The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in DRO • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full DRO policy for further details. Durham University Library, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LY, United Kingdom Tel : +44 (0)191 334 3042 — Fax : +44 (0)191 334 2971 239 12 Religious Freedom in the UK after the Human Rights Act 1998 Ian Leigh* According to a book title chosen by one commentator on the UK’s Human Rights Act 1998, Professor Francesca Klug, human rights are Values for a Godless Age.1 No doubt before the events of September 11 2001 the secularization thesis had a certain resonance. The legi

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