The International Center for Law and Religion Studies has sponsored the Russian translation and publication of Gerhard Robbers’ State and Church in the European Union. The work includes chapters on each of the church-state systems of the E.U. countries and is a tremendous resource for study of law and religion in Europe. The Russian translation was published in December 2009 by the Institute of Europe under the editorship of Anatoly Krasikov. Launch events, which were attended by scholars, journalists, Orthodox and other religious leaders, and government officials, were held in Moscow and Kyiv.
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Robbers is Professor for Public Law, Universität Trier, Germany. He is the Director of the Institute for European Constitutional Law and the Director of the Institute for Legal Policy at the University of Trier. He serves as judge at the Administrative Court of Appeals Rhineland-Palatinate. He has served as law clerk to the President of the German Federal Constitutional Court. In 2003-2004 he was president of the European Consortium of Church and State Research, of which he is a member. He is also member of the Advisory Council for Freedom of Religion at ODIHR/OSCE and a member of the committee of EuReSIS NET (European Studies on Religion and State Interaction Network), and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. His primary areas of research are law and religion, constitutional law and international public law. He is an advisor to several national governments and international organizations.