Participation in Conference on ‘Religions and Human Rights’ and Grassrootsmobilise meeting on national courts and the legal status of religious minorities


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14-17 April 2016

Padua, Italy

Between the 14th and 17th April 2016 the Grassrootsmobilise team met in Padua both to participate in the conference on ‘Religions and Human Rights’ organised by the University of Padova’s Human Rights Centre, as well as to hold their research progress meeting.

The group was joined during their team meeting by Professor Eileen Barker, Professor Lori Beaman, Professor Silvio Ferrari and Professor James T. Richardson, in order to discuss the progress of their work concerning the legal status of religious minorities, as well as the results of their study of mass media references to Court’s religion-related case law in each country context. On the second day of our meeting we discussed plans for stages 2 and 3 of our study of references to the Court’s religion-related case law in national high courts (the results of which will be presented in Oxford in September 2016 as part of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS) Conference on ‘Freedom of/for/from/within religion: Differing dimensions of a Common Right?’.

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