Conference: “Rights and Rites: A UK Perspective on Law and Religion,” at Fordham

If you are in the New York City area this coming Tuesday, February 26, you should consider attending this interesting conference sponsored by Fordham Law School’s Institute on Religion, Law, and Lawyer’s Work: “Rights and Rites: a UK Perspective on Law and Religion.”  Here’s Fordham’s description of the conference:

Ms. Archbold will critique the UK legal approach to religion, comparing the US and French constitutional approaches to religion (which are at opposite ends of the spectrum) to the UK approach. Ms. Archbold will ask whether there is a fundamental tension between the anti-discrimination and human rights approaches, while reviewing the landscape of UK and European Court of Human Rights case law, including the veil, religious symbol, school admissions, and religion and sexual orientation discrimination cases. Being from Northern Ireland, Ms. Archbold will offer insight into particular anti-discrimination and positive public duty provisions in Northern Ireland that have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing discrimination on the grounds of religion.

Speakers:

Claire Archbold, Head of Legal Services, Northern Ireland Department of Justice

Moderator:

Professor Michael W. Martin, Fordham Law School Clinical Associate Professor of Law

Register here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 12:45-1:45PM

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