The Fifteenth Annual Law and Religion Symposium, “International Protection of Religious Freedom: National Implementation,” 5-8 October 2008

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University held its fifteenth annual law and religion symposium, “International Protection of Religious Freedom: National Implementation,” at Brigham Young University on 5-8 October 2008. This symposium gathered judges and other legal practitioners, government officials and national policymakers, and scholars from more than 40 countries to address issues arising from attempts to implement international protections of religious freedom at a national level.  Because national implementation gives rise to critical issues in providing practical guarantees for freedom of religion or belief, this topic is both timely and essential. The Center thanks all those – delegates, hosts, fellows, friends, law school staff, and volunteer law students – whose hard work made the 2008 symposium a resounding success.