Law and religion round-up – 13th August

You wait ages for a case on kirpans

… then two come along at once.

  • In Gulshan v Lord Chancellor [2023] EWCA Civ 306, the issue was the refusal of permission for judicial review of the decision not to allow Mr Gulshan to bring his kirpan into Ealing Magistrates Court because it was longer than the six inches permitted under the Security and Safety Operating Procedures Guidance issued by HM Courts & Tribunals Service. We noted the judgment here.
  • Athwal v State of Queensland [2023] QCA 156 considered the constitutionality of the prohibition under Queensland’s Weapons Act 1990 on bringing a kirpan into a school. The Queensland Government lost the appeal and is currently considering its next move. We noted it here.

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