Eva Cripps Submission to Ruddock Review


pic: Quin Dombrowski

Balancing Human Rights with religious freedom

If proponents of greater religious freedom rely on a human rights argument to justify their
position, they must also recognise the full suite of rights in the UDHR. If they do not, their
position fails, and all that is left is an argument for bigotry, social division, exclusion and
segregation under the guise of religious freedom.


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About the author

Eva is a freelance writer with a keen interest in legal, social justice and community matters, particularly where they intertwine with politics. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with First Class Honours, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Distinction) and a Bachelor of Social Science, majoring in Social Justice and Behavioural Science. Eva enjoys fighting politically expedient populism and is commited to empowering Australians to participate in democracy. She’s also a mother to three young children and lives in Tasmania.