Prof. dr. Rick Lawson is Professor of European Human Rights Law at Leiden UniversityProfile page
As the Council starts to discuss the rule of law in Poland, the EU enters a new stage as a guardian of human rights in its member states. Some observers have claimed that the Commission acted too late and did too little, but this criticism is undeserved.
Employers may order their employees not to wear religious apparel when interacting with customers, the European Court of Justice just ruled. Does the freedom to conduct a business outweigh the right not to be discriminated against on grounds of religion?