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Case Comments

This is where you can find the case comments that have been written for PILARS.

Parrillo v Italy: is there life in the European Court of Human Rights? by Jessica Giles and Simon Lee

A complicated search for an easy way out: assisted suicide in the UK Supreme Court by Carl Gardner

Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City) by Diana Ginn

Alberta v Hutterian Brethren of Wilson Colony by Diana Ginn

Harron v Chief Constable of Dorset by Charlotte Crillly

What constitutes a belief? by Dr Emma Jones

Lee v McArthur: a proportionate restriction on religious freedom rights? by Jessica Giles

A hoped for coherent and permissive EU religious freedom policy: the Bougnaoui and Achbita cases by Jessica Giles


If you would like to learn how to write a case comment there are resources on the right hand side of the main screen which may prove useful. Please send submissions in to We accept case comments of between 2000-3000 words. They are peer reviewed by members of the Sacred and Secular team.

If you would like to try out your case note or case comment writing skills in a field outside law and religion you can submit work to The Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education. This covers any areas of law which may be of interest to Commonwealth countries. The Journal’s submission guidelines are available here. If you would like to discuss whether your case note or case comment would be appropriate you can contact the lead editors by emailing

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