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09:30 - 17:00 8 October 2010

Law, Religion & Education Conference: Religious Freedom in the Sphere of Education

Location

TBC | Maison Fran├žaise d'Oxford (link Map)
2-10 Norham Road | Oxford | OX2 6SE |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Myriam Hunter-Henin, Director, The Institute of Global Law, UCL, Faculty of Law, Myriam Hunter-Henin joined the Faculty in September 2003. She was formely a researcher and lecturer at Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne). Her main interests are Comparative Law, Family Law, Law and Religion, Private International Law and Bioethics. Her work addresses the implications of human rights in the private sphere, especially the challenges posed to the legal theory of Conflict of Laws and to traditional concepts of family law such as marriage and motherhood. It also addresses the interaction and tensions between law and religion in the sphere of education and family law in a comparative perspective.

Religion has returned forcefully both as a subject of academic debate, as a lived reality in contemporary societies and as a renewed challenge for secular systems of governance. This Conference will examine the relationships between law, religion and education, addressing the accommodation of religious diversity as well as the content and meaning of education, notably religious education, in a human rights context.

In a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective this conference will present the different models of religious regulation adopted in Europe, and different models of Church-State relations. General sessions will be followed by case studies targeting topical and controversial issues raised in various European jurisdictions under three different headings: defining religious beliefs, defining teaching content and religious symbols.


Contact

Myriam Hunter-Henin
+44 (0)207 679 1490 | m.hunter-henin@ucl.ac.uk


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