Law & Religion Conferences 2010

6-10 January  “The Freedom of Religion and Belief Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights: Legal, Moral, Political and Religious Perspectives,” a panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, held in New Orleans, Louisiana

29-31 January  “Religion, Law and Governance in Southeast Asia:  Comparative Legal Perspectives,” co-sponsored by the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS, Malaysia), the Faculty of Law of the University of Malaysia (Malaysia), the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of Amity University (India), the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (Italy), and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University (United States), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  

4-5 February   Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe,” RELIGARE Project Kick-off Meeting, co-organized by the University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven – Project Coordinator) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS – leader of WP8), held in Leuven and Brussels, Belgium

11-13 February   “Service for Good through the Law,” J. Reuben Clark Society Conference – University of Utah Law School, Salt Lake City [Reports and audiovisual presentations, including the presentation of ICLRS representatives Cole Durham, Robert Smith, and Gayla Sorensen – “Strengthening Religious Liberty Around the World” – may be found here.]

26 February   “The Future of Rights of Conscience in Health Care: Legal and Ethical Perspectives,” co-sponsored by the J. Reuben Clark Law School, the Ave Maria School of Law, and the University Faculty for Life, held at Brigham Young University [Durham paper: “The Scope of Freedom of Conscience”]

8-9 March  Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democracy, Second Annual Session, organized by a coalition of 25 human rights NGOs, Geneva, Switzerland

17-19 March  “Culture and Justice in the Contemporary World,” The International Society for African Philosophy and Studies 16th Annual Conference, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

18-19 March   “Blessing the Lives of Our Law Students: Opportunities and Challenges,” Religiously Affiliated Law Schools Conference, held at Brigham Young University

5 April   International Society Conference, Brigham Young University

6-8 April   Workshop on “Law and Religion in Mediterranean Islam,” cosponsored by the Università degli Studi dell’Insubria and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, held in Como, Italy

16-17 April   Order of Malta Workshop on Holy Places, Rome, Italy

19-21 April   Conference on Freedom of Conscience: International Standards and Experience in National Implementation (the Russian Far East and Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region), in Blagoveshchensk, Russia, organized by the Amur Regional Government, the Judicial Administration of the Amur Region, Human Rights Ombudsman of the Amur Region, the Blagoveshchensk Branch of the Moscow Academy of Free Enterprise, the Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical Institute, the Russian Human Rights Ombudsman’s Expert Council, Russian Association “Ananie,” the Association of Scholars of Religion, the Russian State University for the Humanities, and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University

26-28 April  Rothermere American Institute conference “US Constitutionalism in Decline?: An International Perspective”, with participation by Brett G. Scharffs in the Freedom of Religion or Belief session, held at Oxford University, United Kingdom

19-20 May   Conference on Anti-Discrimination in Religion, organized by the Department for Church Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Budapest, Hungary

27-28 May  Conference on Religious Discrimination in European Church-State Relations, sponsored by the University of Graz and held in Graz, Austria

31  May – 1 June   International Symposium on “The Monotheistic Religions and the Human Liberties,” organized by The Centre for Religious, Canon and Juridicial Studies and Research of the Three Monotheist Religions (Mosaic, Christian, and Islamic), held at Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania

4-5 June   The 18th Individual vs. the State Conference on “Religion in the Public Square,” Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

7-9 June   Oxford Conference on Law and Religion, organized by the Oxford Society for Law and Religion; Focus on FORB; the Centre for Christianity and Culture at Regent’s Park College, Oxford; the School of Law, University of Bristol; Brunel Law School, Oxford Brookes University; and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, held in Oxford, United Kingdom

11 June  Laïcité in Comparative Perspective, roundtable conference held at the Paris campus of St. John’s University, organized by Professor Mark Movsesian and including scholars from France, the United States, Italy, and Spain, including Brett G. Scharffs

25 July – 1 August   The International Academy of Comparative Law and the American Society of Comparative Law present The XVIIIth International Congress of Comparative Law / Le XVIIIe Congrès International de droit comparé, topic Religion and the Secular State, W. Cole Durham, Jr., and Javier Martínez-Torrón, General Reporters, Washington, DC

30-31 July   Conference on Religion and the Secular State: Comparative Perspectives, organized by the Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, on the Occasion of the 18th International Congress of Comparative Law, Washington, DC

5-6 August   Conference “Democracy and Religious Freedom: Old and New Challenges,” organized by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, in Kyiv, Ukraine

8 August   Durham presentation on “First Amendment Religion Clauses: Universal Norm or Peculiarly American?” at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

14-19 August   Law and Religion Certification Program, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

20-22 August   Conference on “Religion, Law, Ethnicity and Harmony,” Beijing, People’s Republic of China

6-10 September   IRLA Meeting of Experts, held in Amman, Jordan

22-25 September   X Coloquio Religión y Derecho del Trabajo, with participation by Gary Doxey, sponsored by El Consorcio Latinoamericano de Libertad Religiosa, Lima, Perú

3-5 October  Seventeenth Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, “Religion in Contemporary Legal Systems,” Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

7 October  Religious Liberty Award Dinner and CLE, co-sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies and the DC Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Washington, DC

5 November  Religious Legal Theory Conference: Religion in Law, Law in Religion, Brett G. Scharffs was moderator of a session on Comparative Law and Religion, held at St. John’s School of Law in New York City

15 November   “Religious Freedom in Russia: The Misuse of the Law on Extremism against Religious Minorities,” hosted by MEP Dennis de Jong & co-organized with Human Rights without Frontiers, held at the European Parliament, Brussels

16-17 November   International Archon Religious Freedom Conference, “Religious Freedom: Turkey’s Bridge To The European Union,” held at the European Parliament, Brussels

20 November  INFORM Seminar XLV: “State Reactions to New Religions,” held at Clement House, London School of Economics, UK

9-10 December  OSCE/ODIHR Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting: Freedom of Religion and Conscience,  Vienna