Submission: Striking the right balance

The right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief (hereafter referred to the right to freedom of religion or belief) is a fundamental, non-derogable right under international law. However, sadly, violations and abuses of the right to freedom of religion or belief continue around the world. Conversely, many human rights violations are perpetrated in the name of religion, including persecution of religious minorities, the subjugation of women, and attacks on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. This submission focuses on the status of the freedom of religion or belief in Australia and the gaps and issues relating to legal protection.

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