Mark Hill QC (Hrsg.), Religion and Discrimination Law in the European Union – La discrimination en matière religieuse dans l'Union Européenne
European Consortium for Church and State Research
Proceedings of the Conference, Oxford, 29 September–2 October 2011 -
Actes du Colloque, Oxford, 29 septembre - 2 octobre 2011


Jahr: 2012

Veröffentlichungsort: Trier

Verleger: European Consortium for Church and State Research

ISBN: 978-3-9814926-0-6

Seiten: 429 S.

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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.


PREFACE Mark HillS. 7
The ‘Precious Asset’: Freedom of Religion under the European Convention on Human RightsSir Nicolas Bratza                                                    
S. 9       
Historical, Cultural and Social BackgroundLisbet ChristoffersenS. 27
The Duty Not to Discriminate: The Nature and Extent of the ProhibitionLars FriednerS. 35
The Right to Discriminate: Exceptions to the General ProhibitionAgustín MotillaS. 41
AustriaRichard Potz and Brigitte SchinkeleS. 61
BelgiumRik TorfsS. 71
CyprusAchilles EmilianidesS. 79
Czech RepublicJiří Rajmund Tretera and Záboj HorákS. 87
DenmarkLisbet ChristoffersenS. 95
EstoniaMerilin KiviorgS. 111
Finland Johannes Heikkonen and Pamela SlotteS. 125
FranceFrançoise CurtitS. 145
GermanyGerhard RobbersS. 155
GreeceKonstantinos PapageorgiouS. 165
HungaryBalázs SchandaS. 169
IrelandRonan McCreaS. 181
ItalyMarco VenturaS. 191
LatviaRingolds Balodis and Edvīns DanovskisS. 209
Luxembourg Philippe PoirierS. 223
The Netherlands Sophie van BijsterveldS. 247
PolandMichał RynkowskiS. 261
PortugalJosé de Sousa e BritoS. 271
RomaniaEmanuel Tăvală S. 281
SloveniaBlaž IvancS. 295
SpainMiguel Rodríguez BlancoS. 307
SwedenLars FriednerS. 327
United KingdomDavid McCleanS. 333
Contribution du Système de Strasbourg à la Lutte contre la Discrimination ReligieuseJean DuffarS. 351
The Background to the European Union Directive 2000/78/ECMichał RynkowskiS. 395