Papers of the 2009 Australia Conference

Welcoming Remarks
     Brett G. Scharffs

“Human Rights and the Courts”
     Address by the Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE

“Protecting Religious Freedom: Two Counterintuitive Dialectics in U.S. Free Exercise Jurisprudence”
     Brett G. Scarffs

“Political Culture and Freedom of Conscience: A Case Study of Austria”
     David M. Kirkham

“Religious Freedom in the Bill of Rights Era: The New Zealand Experience”
     Rex Ahdar

“Anniversary overlap: or what happens when St Paul meets the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”
     Alan Cadwallader

“Minority Rights to Culture, Language and Religion for Indigenous Peoples: the Contribution of a Bill of Rights”
     Paul Rishworth”

“Christian Concerns with the Charter of Rights”
     Patrick Parkinson

“Cultural and Religious Freedom, Bill of Rights and the Role of Judiciary”
     Mr. Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani

“Defamation and Vilification: Rights to Reputation, Free Speech and Freedom of Religion at Common Law and under Human Rights Laws”
     Neil Foster

“Apostasy in Islam and the Freedom of Religion in International Law”
     Asmi Wood

“Is the Emperor Wearing the Wrong Clothes? Human Rights and Social Good in the Context of Australian Secularity: Theological Perspectives”
     Bruce Kaye

“Quo Vadis The Free Exercise of Religion? The Diminishment of Student Religious Expression in American Public Schools”
     Charles J. Russo

“Religious Freedom in a Secular Society: The Case of the Islamic Headscarf in France”
     Nicky Jones