Human rights sound like a good thing but, but,but...
There was the case of the people who owned a hotel who thought it was their religious right to not do business with gay couples. Of course the gay couples though this was an infringement of their rights.
I've also come across it in the workplace - very religious person objects to mild blasphemous swearing - but is this an infringement of the swearers right to free speech? Or a woman's right not to hear sexist language while working - same problem applies.
Is there a hierarchy of these rights whereby one trumps the other? Why are some rights protected in the law and not others? Or is it all getting silly and we'd be best of thinking of a new way to talk about all this? Should we ditch the EU human rights legal framework and start again?
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