Islam in the Secular Nomos of the European Court of Human Rights

“Islam in the Secular Nomos of the European Court of Human Rights.” Michigan Journal of International Law 32 (forthcoming, 2011).  (pdf or SSRN)

This paper was presented at a workshop on Religious Norms in the Public Sphere at the University of California, Berkeley on 6-7 May 2011 as part of a panel discussion with Olivier Roy, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; Silvio Ferrari, University of Milan; chaired by David Lieberman, University of California Berkeley. Video of the discussion can be found here.

The section of the paper discussing the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Refah Partisi v. Turkey, 37 Eur. H.R. Rep. 1 (2003) was presented at a panel on “Muslims in a Secular State: Islamic Law and Constitutions” at the 2010 symposium of the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class at Maryland Law School,  5 November 2010.  Video of the discussion can be found here (remarks start at 39:30).

An earlier version of the paper was presented as the keynote address at the conference on Islamic Norms in Secular Public Spheres: Political Problems, Legal Issues, and Social Practices at the University of California, Berkeley, 7-8 May 2009.  Video of the discussion can be found here.

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