Lecture and Panel Discussion on ‘Religion, National Identity and Human Rights’

Venue: the Athens Megaron (Dimitris Mitropoulos conference hall)

Date: 8 January 2015

Organisers: Grassrootsmobilise Research Programme based at Eliamep/Eliamep and Megaron Plus

The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief will give a lecture on religion, national identity and human rights focusing on the potential impact of close religion-national identity links on religious freedom, followed by the brief and spontaneous responses of the panel.


Heiner Bielefeldt, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief & Professor of Human Rights and Human Rights Politics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Professor Nikos Alivizatos, Professor of Constitutional Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Professor Eva Brems, Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Ghent
Professor Malcolm Evans, Professor of Public International Law, University of Bristol

Effie Fokas, Research Fellow, ELIAMEP and Principal Investigator, Grassrootsmobilise Research Programme; Research Associate, Hellenic Observatory, LSE