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Ralph Hardy

20080731 0 Past Chair – International Advisory Council Ralph Hardy received a B.S. (honors) at the University of Utah and a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. He is admitted to the practice of law in California and the District of Columbia. He joined the...

Summer Research Fellows 2009

20081205 0 Bonnie Alldredge – Salt Lake City, USA Stephanie Barclay – Frankfurt, Germany Cory M. Davidson – Accra, Ghana Amanda Eccles – Hong Kong, China Elsa Jacobsen – Salt Lake City, USA Tyler LaMarr – Frankfurt, Germany Eli McCann – Moscow, Russia Rachel A. Miller – São Paulo, Brazil...

W. Cole Durham Receives International First Freedom Award

20090129 0 W. Cole Durham, Jr., Director of ICLRS and Susa Young Gates Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, traveled to Virginia on January 15, 2009, to accept the prestigious International First Freedom Award. Each year, the Richmond-based First Freedom Center selects one recipient for each...

ECtHR Decides Headscarf Case, Dogru and Others v. France

20090123 0 December 2008 – Strasbourg On 4 December 2008, the European Court of Human Rights decided the Case of Dogru and Others v. France. Belgin Dogru and Esma-Nur Kervanci are French nationals who were expelled from school for wearing a headscarf during physical education and sports classes. They brought suit...

Upcoming Conferences

20090122 1 January 22-24, 2009 First ICLARS Congress on “Relations Between States and Religions: Patterns in the 21st Century.” University of Milan, Milan, Italy www.iclars.org March 12-14, 2009 Conference on “‘Civil Religion’ in the United States and Europe: Four Comparative Perspectives,” sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion...

First ICLARS Congress Held, 22-24 January 2009

20090122 0 The International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS) is an “international association of scholars and experts of law and religion” which seeks to “become the reference point and liaison for all who are interested in the international and comparative dimensions of the relations between states and religions.”...

Actions of the European Court of Human Rights, November 2008

20081230 0 November 2008 – Strasbourg The European Court of Human Rights notified in writing nine Chamber judgments on Tuesday 18 November 2008 and ten judgments on Thursday 20 November 2008. Religious defamation by units of the German government was the object of a significant decision released on the 6th...

European Parliament Holds Conference on Traditional and State Churches in Europe

20081223 0 August 2008 – Brussels The European Parliament held a conference in Brussels, Belgium, on August 27- 29, 2008, for members of the Parliament. The conference, extending over three days, continued a theme from a similar event held in December 2004, just six months after ten eastern European nations...

Keynote Speakers: Secretary Michael Leavitt and Professor Doctor Zhou Xinping

20081215 0 Participants in the Fifteenth Annual Symposium were privileged to enjoy the remarks of keynote speakers Michael O. Leavitt, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Doctor Zhou Xinping, Director of the Institute of World Religions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Center for the Study...

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

20080919 0 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,...