EVENTS

2018-09-12
The Fifth ICLARS Conference - Living Together in Diversity: Strategies from Law and Religion Río de Janeiro, september 12-14, 2018
Demographic projections indicate that cultural and religious diversity will increase dramatically in the coming decades in many parts of the world.

2016-09-08
The Fourth ICLARS Conference — Freedom of/for/from/in Religion: Differing Dimensions of a Common Right? Oxford, septembre 8-11, 2016
Freedom of/for/from/in Religion: Differing Dimensions of a Common Right? The key-note speech was delivered by professor David Novak (University of Toronto) who spoke on What is Religious Freedom?

2013-08-21
Third ICLARS Conference - Religion, Democracy, and Equality Richmond, Virginia, august 21-23, 2013
More than 80 international experts along with approximately 50 guests took part in the Third ICLARS Conference.

2011-09-07
Second ICLARS conference - Religion and Constitution Santiago (Chile) September 8-10, 2011
Which role for religions in contemporary society? How much States are prepared to accept the growing relevance of religions in their legal systems? Do constitutions provide adequate instruments to govern the role of religions in the public square?

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Recent Books

Christianity And Criminal Law.

Edited By: Mark Hill QC, Norman Doe, RH Helmholz and John Witte, Jr. This collection, by leading legal scholars, presents historical, theological, philosophical, and legal perspectives on Christianity and Criminal Law. The book will be an invaluable resource for students and academics working in the areas of Law and Religion, Legal Philosophy and Theology.

Law, Religion and COVID-19 Emergency

The health emergency caused by the contagious virus SARS-CoV-2 is having many consequences also on religious rules – more broadly for the difficulties raising from the possible contradiction between the respect for the measures taken by civil authorities and religious rules. International law allows for the limitation? of the right to religious freedom on the grounds of protection of public health, and we are witnessing a situation of unprecedented restrictions on the global scale. As scholars engaged in the study of the legal regulation of the religious phenomenon, we have wanted to create a space to collect documents, comments and other useful materials related to the emergency, in order to assess the outcomes of the normative choices made by civil and religious authorities.