On 27-28 May 2017 the International Center for Law and Religion Studies and the Central European University co-sponsored an event celebrating the beginning of the twenty-fifth year of cases addressing freedom of religion or belief in the European Court of Human Rights. Convened by W. Cole Durham, Jr., Jeroen Temperman, and T. Jeremy Gunn, the event took place at CEU in Budapest, Hungary. Participants in the conference presented papers analyzing various types of cases and differing perspectives on the Court’s decisions commencing with the Kokkinakis decision in 1993, and continuing down to the present.
Participants included Cole Durham and Brett Scharffs from Brigham Young University Law School, along with UK scholars Stephanie Barry, Ioana Cismas, Sir Malcolm Evans OBE, Nazila Ghanea, Mark Hill QC, Peter Petkoff, and Lucy Vickers; European scholars Dia Anagnostou, Sophie van Bijsterveld, Eva Brems, Agnès Callmard, Saïla Ouald Chaib, Javier Martínez-Torrón, Grégor Puppinck, Jeroen Temperman, Renáta Uitz; Australian scholars Caroline Evans and Stijn Smet; and Jeremy Gunn of the International University of Rabat, Morocco. Papers will ultimately be published by Brill in a volume that is planned to be issued in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Kokkinakis decision in 2018.