Law and religion round-up – 10th June

Abortion in Northern Ireland, confessions, pews, cakes, safeguarding – and redundancies…

Abortion law in Northern Ireland

On 7 June, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Human Rights Commission for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland: Abortion) [2018] UKSC 27: the majority ruled that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission lacked standing to bring the proceedings. We noted the judgment here, though without any attempt at analysis:  we also noted the subsequent exchange in the House of Commons.

Seal of the confessional?

On Tuesday, The Times (£) published a letter from HH Rupert Bursell QC, the nub of which was as follows: Continue reading