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Following the success of conferences in Ghana (2013), South Africa (2014), Namibia (2015), Ethiopia (2016), Morocco (2017) and Nigeria (2018), the African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies will be convening its Seventh Annual Law and Religion Conference in Gaborone, Botswana from 19 to 22 May 2019 in collaboration with the Department of Theology & Religious Studies, the Department of Law at the University of Botswana, and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies of the Brigham Young University Law School, USA.

The subject of the conference will be Law, Religion, and Environment in AfricaIntending participants are encouraged to submit abstracts which address any aspect of the theme, drawing on their field of study, professional expertise, and national, regional, or comparative experience. Themes for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Freedom of Religion or Belief, Human Rights, and the Environment
  • Religion and International Law on the
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The Law and Politics of Freedom of Religion in Asia
12-14 December 2018

National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law

Jointly Organized by:
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

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International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University

Call for Papers for Early Career Researchers’ Panel

The right to religious freedom is well-established under international law and is included in most constitutions in the world. However, the scope and content of the right remains highly contested in many Asian jurisdictions. While the right to freedom of religion is included in constitutional texts of most countries the region and the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion has been included in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, the way this freedom is understood varies widely among Asian states. This is complicated by the fact that Asia is one of the most religiously diverse regions in the world, and that religious freedom is understood differently... more