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Title: Religion and Discrimination Law in the European Union – La discrimination en matière religieuse dans l'Union Européenne
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Isbn: 978-3-9814926-0-6
Pages: 429
Publisher: European Consortium for Church and State Research
Publication Place: Trier
Published/Year: 2012
Category: n\a
Description
The 23rd Annual Congress of the European Consortium for Church and State Research took place in Oxford, United Kingdom from 29 September to 2 October 2011. Founded in 1989, the Consortium unites experts in law and religion from Member States of the European Union. The Oxford conference took as its theme Religion and Discrimination Law focusing on the manner in which State governments had sought to implement the non-discrimination policy of the EU by legislation and through courts and tribunals. The proceedings comprise three introductory papers considering the historical, cultural and social background; the prohibition on discrimination, and the exemptions to the general prohibition. This is followed by national reports from twenty-three countries describing the reach of discrimination law in the field of religion. These are supplemented by further papers analysing the jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court and the background to EU Directive 2000/78/EC and by some concluding reflections. The proceedings begin with the text of a public lecture given at the opening of the Congress by Sir Nicolas Bratza, President of the European Court of Human Rights on the subject of freedom of religion under Article 9 of the Convention.
Table of contents
PREFACE
Mark Hill
p. 7
INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS


The ‘Precious Asset’: Freedom of Religion under the European Convention on Human Rights
Sir Nicolas Bratza                                                    
p. 9       
THEMATIC OVERVIEW


Historical, Cultural and Social Background
Lisbet Christoffersen
p. 27
The Duty Not to Discriminate: The Nature and Extent of the Prohibition
Lars Friedner
p. 35
The Right to Discriminate: Exceptions to the General Prohibition
Agustín Motilla
p. 41
NATIONAL REPORTS


Austria
Richard Potz and Brigitte Schinkele
p. 61
Belgium
Rik Torfs
p. 71
Cyprus
Achilles Emilianides
p. 79
Czech Republic
Jiří Rajmund Tretera and Záboj Horák
p. 87
Denmark
Lisbet Christoffersen
p. 95
Estonia
Merilin Kiviorg
p. 111
Finland
Johannes Heikkonen and Pamela Slotte
p. 125
France
Françoise Curtit
p. 145
Germany
Gerhard Robbers
p. 155
Greece
Konstantinos Papageorgiou
p. 165
Hungary
Balázs Schanda
p. 169
Ireland
Ronan McCrae
p. 181
Italy
Marco Ventura
p. 191
Latvia
Ringolds Balodis and Edvīns Danovskis
p. 209
Luxembourg
Philippe Poirier
p. 223
The Netherlands
Sophie van Bijsterveld
p. 247
Poland
Michał Rynkowski
p. 261
Portugal
José de Sousa e Brito
p. 271
Romania
Emanuel Tăvală
p. 281
Slovenia
Blaž Ivanc
p. 295
Spain
Miguel Rodríguez Blanco
p. 307
Sweden
Lars Friedner
p. 327
United Kingdom
David McClean
p. 333
EUROPEAN REPORTS


Contribution du Système de Strasbourg à la Lutte contre la Discrimination Religieuse
Jean Duffar
p. 351
The Background to the European Union Directive 2000/78/EC
Michał Rynkowski
p. 395
CONCLUSIONS AND REFLECTIONS
Norman Doe
p. 409
CONTRIBUTORS

p. 417
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

p. 425
ANNEX: GRILLE THÉMATIQUE

p. 427