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Religion, Law & Human Rights

Convener: Méadhbh McIvor

How do law and religion interact in the contemporary world? What are the implications of promoting human rights as part of foreign policy? How can we understand the role played by the (contested and contestable) right to freedom of religion in global politics? What are the points of convergence and dissonance between American and European perspectives on “free” religion, and how is this right understood across diverse cultural contexts? What new cleavages and power imbalances are enabled or enhanced through the legal regulation of religion?

This research cluster explores these and related questions through scholarship and civil-society engagement. Our approached is informed by anthropological, socio-legal, and political approaches to the study of rights, religion, and the legal secular.

Please contact the cluster convener, Dr Méadhbh McIvor, for more information.

Last modified:20 October 2020 3.05 p.m.