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Today's judgment could shape future equality law

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights will rule today on a landmark case brought by four British Christians.

They claim they have suffered discrimination at work because of their faith.

  • The four argue the actions of their employers contravened articles nine and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which prohibit religious discrimination and allow "freedom of thought, conscience and religion"
  • Government lawyers argue their rights are only protected in private