Community religious rights and Article 9 ECHR: Hamat

In Hamat (Article 9 – freedom of religion: Afghanistan) [2016] UKUT 286 (IAC) the nub of the argument was whether or not the actions of Home Secretary Theresa May in refusing to grant asylum to Mr Hamat, an Afghan who had been working as the de facto imam of the Afghanistan Islamic Cultural Centre, had violated the Article 9 rights of the Afghan community to choose its own religious leaders. Continue reading