Alison Mawhinney is a Reader in Law at Bangor University. She is a human rights lawyer with a specialisation in the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Her recent publications include: ‘The Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief: Norms and Compliance’. In International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland. Egan S (ed.), (Bloomsbury, 2015); ‘Religion in Schools: A Human Rights Contribution to the Debate’. In Issues in Religion and Education. Beaman L.G. & Van Arragon L (eds) (Leiden: Brill, 2015).