By James Standish, JD, MBA – Today, there are those arguing that a Brexit will negatively impact Britain’s dedication to religious freedom. As we shall see, however, a Brexit is, on balance, more likely to protect Britain’s liberal attitude towards religious minorities than to harm it.
There will be risks to our human rights and religious liberty protections if citizens of the United Kingdom choose to leave the European Union. However, I do think as well that there will also be risks on our human rights and religious liberty protections if voters choose to remain in the EU, and we need to keep a balanced view on the Brexit/Remain debate over human rights and religious liberty.
Reintegrating Sunday into the European Union’s Working Time Directive would be unlawful, unconstitutional, and result in indirect discrimination says Brighton Kavaloh, founder and director of Adventreligio-legal Perspectives.
In this debate, you can watch Ilda Figueiredo (GUE/NGL), Nirj Deva (ECR), Antigoni Papadopoulou (S&D) and Nadja Hirsch (ALDE) voice their views on the Protection of a work free Sunday in the EU.
The church representatives expressed their wish to see the Sunday rest day being better protected in national legislations as well as in the future EU working time directive which currently is being revised.