A symposium on the “indirect effects” of the European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence on the place of religion in the educational sphere. The symposium showcases empirical research providing critical insight into how the Court’s decisions may influence related domestic debates, raise public consciousness, and change how social actors perceive their rights and articulate their right claims in the area of religion and education. The research underpinning this symposium represents a clear departure from existing scholarship in this domain: it examines the impact of the Court not from the top-down (Court impact on states and their legislative frameworks) but from grassroots level upwards, in seeking to understand whether, how and to what extent Court decisions influence grassroots level actors’ conceptions of their rights in the domain of religion and education and their efforts to secure new rights vis-à-vis their states.
- Effie Fokas, ‘Introduction: Religion and Education in the Shadow of the European Court of Human Rights’
- Dia Anagnostou and Effie Fokas, ‘The “Radiating Effects” of the ECtHR on Social Mobilizations Around Religion and Education in Europe: An Analytical Frame’
- Margarita Markoviti, ‘In-between the Constitution and the European Court of Human Rights: Mobilizations Around Religion and Education in Greece’
- Pasquale Annicchino and Alberta Giorgi, ‘Do Not Cross the Line: The State Influence on Religious Education’
- Liviu Andreescu and Mihai Popa, ‘Religion and Education in Romania: Social Mobilization and the “Shadow” of the European Court of Human Rights’
- Ceren Ozgul, ‘Freedom of Religion, the ECtHR and Grassroots Mobilization on Religious Education in Turkey’
- Dia Anagnostou and Liviu Andreescu, ‘The European Court of Human Rights in National Struggles around Religion and Education‘