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Freedom of Religion: Recent ECtHR and CJEU Case Law

  • Seminar for legal practitioners

Strasbourg, 18 October 2018 – 19 October 2018

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This seminar will provide participants with an update on the case law on freedom of religion as developed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), focusing on judgments since 2015.

Key topics

  • Freedom of religion at national and international levels
  • The State’s duty of neutrality
  • Places of worship and religious practice
  • Conscientious objectors
  • Religious education
  • Religious symbols and clothing
  • Relationship between the State and religious communities

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice, judges, prosecutors and other members of the judiciary, staff of NGOs, legal aid services and equality bodies litigating cases involving human rights, and government agents.

Visit to the European Court of Human Rights

Participants will have the opportunity to visit the European Court of Human Rights. The visit will include the screening of a documentary followed by a presentation on the ECtHR’s role and work.

Those interested in attending this optional programme are required to inform ERA at least three weeks before the seminar:
  • Please allow enough time (at least 15 minutes) before the ECtHR visit for the security check at the entrance.
  • Please bring your ID card or other form of identification.
  • Please note that luggage cannot be brought into the Court's building.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
NGO/Discount Voucher Code
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discount
10 % before 24.09.2018

Discounts available

25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

25% - For NGOs

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please click on the option above and enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier)

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