About the Venice Workshop

Politics of Religious Freedom: Contested Norms and Local Practices

Hosted by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation – Venice School of Human Rights

July 11-12, 2011

We will hold our first workshop in Europe, which remains one of the most influential centers for thinking about different models of religious pluralism and religious liberty. Given its variegated history of church-state relations, legal traditions, and layered jurisdictions, Europe is a crucial site for re-thinking the history and politics of the right to religious freedom. This first workshop will explore contemporary legal and political debates, conflicts, and ongoing practical projects concerning religious freedom in Europe.

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