Event: Reflections on Freedom of Religion in Europe and Beyond

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Public Lecture

Reflections on Freedom of Religion in Europe and Beyond

Speaker: Professor Heiner Bielefeldt (UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Professor of Human Rights and Human Rights Politics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Chair: Dr Ronan McCrea (Faculty of Laws, University College London)

 25 April 2013
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics

Within the UK, the recent cases of Nadia Ewedia and others before the European Court of Human Rights have brought questions of freedom of religion or belief to the fore, cases which are part of a much broader set of currents, interests, and debates. In this lecture, Professor Bielefeldt will reflect upon how what we’re seeing in the UK relates to these broader currents, from his unique perspective as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. The New Academic Building is accessible at Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Please contact Dr Matthew Engelke via religionforum@lse.ac.uk with any questions.

Co-sponsored by the LSE’s Forum on Religion and Centre for the Study of Human Rights.