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Politics of laïcité in France : The republican project under pressure (2004-2015)-Dr Stephanie Hennette Vauchez (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)

02 Feb 2016 - Senior Common Room, Law Faculty, Oxford University

Over the past decade, the legal principle of laïcité [secularism] has undergone radical changes. Initially a principle that guaranteed individual religious freedom and generated obligations of neutrality for public authorities only, it has evolved into a legal ground for curtailing the former and generating the latter for private individuals as well. Hence the multiplication of […]

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Religion and Human Rights

26 Jan 2016 - Seminar Room F, Law Faculty, Oxford University

John Bowers QC will discuss European human rights law and freedom of religion. The scope of what is a religion will be addressed. He will examine the effect of freedom of religion as a qualified right. He will consider decided cases on these issues:  wearing religious insignia, rights to circumcise, banning of ritual slaughter, Sabbath […]

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Measuring Restrictions on Freedom of Religion or Belief

22 Nov 2013 - Senior Common Room, Oxford Faculty of Law

On 22 November 2013 the Oxford Human Rights Hub and the Blavatnik School of Government welcomed Dr Brian Grim to speak on ‘Measuring Restrictions on Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Case Study With Broader Application to Quantitative Monitoring of a Range of Human’ Dr Brian J. Grim is a Senior Researcher and Director of […]

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