UCL’s Dr Myriam Hunter-Henin is pleased to announce a workshop to be held at UCL on 12th June 2012 on
Negotiating Religion Workshop: Legal Framework – Schools and Religious Freedom
This one day workshop, which is part of the Negotiating Religion Workshop Series, will look at how and to what extent do legal frameworks – judicial reasoning and legal processes – allow space for negotiating religious issues. The workshop will look at questions such as:
- Does this negotiation take place with religious communities or directly with the individuals who claim that their religious freedoms have been infringed?
- What are the main actors of the negotiating process?
- Who benefits from it?
- What are the risks of ‘negotiating’?
- Is ‘negotiation’ the best way to reach a fair compromise between conflicting rights and claims?
- Is negotiating with religious freedoms any different to negotiation in respect of other human rights?
- What special features/dangers derive from the school context in which this negotiation takes place?
- What does teaching in a secular institution imply?
These crucial questions will be addressed through analysis of topical case law and legal scholarship under four headings:
1. Religious symbols
2. Religious education and teaching content
3. Religion and staff
4. Faith Schools
You can book online for this conference at:
The cost to attend is:
Â£60 â€“ standard ticket
Â£30 â€“ academic ticket
Â£10 â€“ student ticket
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