Riga Conference Plenary Addresses

Addresses given at the opening plenary sessions were as follows:

Juris Jansons, Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia, Presentation

W. Cole Durham, Jr., Director and Susa Young Gates Professor of Law, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, USA, Religious Freedom as a Pillar of Democracy

Ekaterina Elbakian, Professor, Academy of Labor and Social Relations, Russia, Globalization in an Epoch of Religion, Religion in an Epoch of Globalization

Merilin Kiviorg, Professor of Law, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK, European Standards and Domestic Practices: New Trends in the ECtHR

Ringolds Balodis, Chief State Notary, Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia and Head of Constitutional and Administrative Law Department, University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Relationship between the State and Church in Latvia after Restoration of Independence: Global Challenges and Practical Implementation of Religious Freedom

Nikolai Mitrokhin, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa, University of Bremen, Germany, Deep Reform of the Russian Orthodox Church under Patriarch Kirill in 2009-2013 as a Practical Response to the “Challenges of Globalization”

Renata Uitz, Professor of Law and Chair, Constitutional Law Program, Central European University, Hungary, Collective and Individual Dimensions of Freedom of Religion: Parallels and Tensions in Europe

Jeroen Temperman, Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Extreme Speech and Religion in a Democracy: Defamation versus Incitement

Elizabeth Clark, Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, USA, Converging Challenges to Religious Freedom in the Baltics and CIS