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Secular courts will give rulings on religious issues

by Shiranikha Herbert, Legal Correspondent

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 @ 12:18

IN A landmark decision, the Supreme Court last month overruled previous Court of Appeal authority in regard to the justiciability of religious issues. The courts do not generally adjudicate on the truth of religious beliefs, nor the validity of particular rites. The Supreme Court, however, has decided that, when the courts are asked to enforce private rights and obligations that depend on religious issues, they will determine religious issues that are capable of objective ...

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