SG activity - State and Religion; Pandora's Box?

Studium Generale charts the impacts of various models of dynamics between state and religion with a tour through contemporary examples from all over the world.

Organisator Studium Generale

di 11 april 2017 20:00

Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115

The dynamics between states and religion result in many different kinds of societies. From political rights, civil liberties, to rights related to work or schooling, dr. Jeroen Temperman will put the tension between states and religion into perspective along a spectrum of variables. How do these approaches determine the nature of relations between individuals, groups and the state? What do states’ particular approaches to religion mean for how we go about our daily lives? Dr. Temperman will engage with contemporary examples from all over the world and chart some of the ramifications - including human rights impact - of different models of relations between states and religion.

About Jeroen Temperman

Jeroen Temperman is Associate Professor of Public International Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also the editor-in-chief of Religion & Human Rights. The OSCE has appointed him as a member of the Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief. His research is focused on freedom of religion or belief, the right to education, freedom of expression and extreme speech, religion–state relationships, and equality. His book, Religious Hatred and International Law, is published by Cambridge University Press, as part of the Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law (prefaced by Heiner Bielefeldt, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief). Among other books, he has authored State–Religion Relationships and Human Rights Law (2010) and edited The Lautsi Papers: Multidisciplinary Reflections on Religious Symbols in the Public School Classroom (2012). Key publications further include articles published in Human Rights Quarterly, Oxford Journal on Law and Religion, Netherlands Quarterly on Human Rights, and Annuaire Droit et Religion. In 2014 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, facilitating a visiting professorship at American University Washington College of Law.