Article 9 provides a right to freedom of thought,, conscience and religion. This includes the freedom to change a religion or belief.

Yet – here in the UK, people are still jailed for their beliefs.

Why is this idea important?

Because in a democratic society, it is undemocratic.

2 Replies to “That the UK conforms to Article 9 of the ECHR and stops jailing people for their beliefs”

  1. What happens when one person’s ‘beliefs’ directly contradict or put at risk many other people’s human rights such as insighting violence, murder or criminal damage?

    In such cases, the beliefs of the few are outweighed by the safety of the many.

  2. Agree entirely with farrer although would prefer to steer clear of the human rights badge.

    The idea in this case is not well represented, specifically which beliefs have people been jailed for? I don’t recall seeing large swathes of people being locked up simply for eir beliefs!

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