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Council of Europe - Resolution 1804 - June 2007:

16. Freedom of religion is protected by Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Article18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Such freedom is not unlimited, however: a religion whosedoctrine or practice ran counter to other fundamental rights would be unacceptable. In any case, the restrictions that can be placed on such freedom are those that “are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of public safety, for the protection of public order, health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others” (Article 9.2 of the Convention).

17. Nor may states allow the dissemination of religious principles which, if put into practice, would violate human rights.*** If doubts exist in this respect, states must require religious leaders to take an unambiguous stand in favour of the precedence of human rights, as set forth in the European Convention on Human Rights,over any religious principle.

18. Freedom of expression is one of the most important human rights, as the Assembly has repeatedly affirmed. In Recommendation 1510 (2006) on freedom of expression and respect for religious beliefs it expresses the view that “freedom of expression as protected under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights should not be further restricted to meet increasing sensitivities of certain religious groups”.

19. While we have an acknowledged duty to respect others and must discourage gratuitous insults, freedom of expression cannot, needless to say, be restricted out of deference to certain dogmas or the beliefs of a particular religious community.

*** ECHR Judgment Summary: "sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Council of Europe - Resolution 2253 - January 2019:

In this context, the Assembly regrets that despite the recommendation it made in its Resolution 1704 (2010) on freedom of religion and other human rights for non-Muslim minorities in Turkey and for the Muslim minority in Thrace (eastern Greece), asking the Greek authorities to abolish the application of Sharia law in Thrace, this is still not the case. Muftis continue to act in a judicial capacity without proper procedural safeguards. The Assembly denounces in particular the fact that in divorce and inheritance proceedings – two key areas over which muftis have jurisdiction – women are at a distinct disadvantage.

http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-XML2HTML-en.asp?fileid=25353

The above resolution has been adopted [= taken as a political stance] by the UK government:

UK Government has adopted Council of Europe Resolution 2253

Daily Telegraph - 12th April 2016:

Ban all Sharia courts immediately and insist on British law for everyone.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/04/12/why-the-icm-poll-of-british-muslims-shows-we-need-to-defend-our/

Key Document Level:

Title: Ban Islam

Key Document Level: Key Document:-Level1

Key Document Level: Key Document:-Level2

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