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Conference: Religion and Human Rights: Religion in Public and Private Spaces

Religion and Human Rights: Religion in Public and Private Spaces

(One Day Conference)
Human Rights Law Centre, Nottingham University

Senate Chamber, Trent Building

Thursday 8 November

9:15 Registration; Tea & Coffee
9:45 Introduction: Professor Dominic McGoldrick (Nottingham University)

10:00: Session I

MAKING SPACE FOR RELIGIOUS ARGUMENTS – THEORY AND PRACTICE

Chair: Dominic McGoldrick
‘Law, Religion and Public Reasoning’ Jonathan Chaplin, (Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, Cambridge)
‘Religion and Belief, Discrimination and Equality in England and Wales: Theory, Policy and Practice (2000-2010)’ Nazila Ghanea-Hercock, (Oxford University)

11:15 Refreshment Break

11.45: Session II – CONCURRENT SESSIONS

DEBATING RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SPACE

Chair:

‘Debating Religion in the Public Space’ – Defamation of Religions and the Return of Blasphemy’ (Agnes Callamard, Article 19)

‘The Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Freedom of Expression – Current Controversies’, Malcolm Evans (Bristol University)

11.45: Session II – CONCURRENT SESSIONS

DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS IN A RELIGIOUS CONTEXT

Chair:

‘Religious claims in the EU space’ (Lucy Vickers, Oxford Brookes University)

‘Capturing Caste in Law – The UK Equality Act 2010’ (Annapurna Waughray, Manchester Metropolitan University);
‘Assessing the Efficacy of Descent-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law’ (David Keane, Middlesex University)

13.15: LUNCH

Session III

14. 00: HUMAN RIGHTS AND RELIGION: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

Chair:

‘Developments in Islamic law relating to sexual and gender diversity’ Vanja Hamzic (City University, London)

‘Religion and Mediation: What is the role of religious tribunals in English Family Law?’ Samia Bano (Reading University)

‘Laws Capturing of Religion: “A Ministerial Exception”’? (Dominic McGoldrick, Nottingham University).

15:30 Refreshment Break

16. 00: SESSION IV – THE EVOLVING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS JURISPRUDENCE ON RELIGION

Chair:

‘Religiously based conscientious objections to military service’. (Michael O’Flaherty, Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Nottingham University)

Plenary Discussion: ‘The Religious Discrimination Cases Before the European Court of Human Rights’ [Eweida, Chaplin, McFarlane and Ladele] – What should the European Court do and why?’

17.30 CLOSING REMARKS

17.45 RECEPTION

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