EHRC comment on Bideford Council prayers court ruling

10 February 2012

In response to the ruling on prayers in Council meetings, a spokesperson for the Equality and Human Rights Commission said:

"Many litigants attempt to use the important protections in the Human Rights Act inappropriately.  We note that the human rights arguments in this case have been rejected by the judge.  We think it unfortunate that a compromise couldn't be reached on this matter, without resorting to legal action."

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