Religion and the European Court of Human Rights


About The Event

Grassroots Mobilize Public Event & Conference:

Date: May 3-4, 2018

Venue: Athens, Greece


Religion and Secularism: does the Court go too far – or not far enough?

The European public square has, in the last twenty-five years and increasingly so, been inundated with controversies and debates around the place of religion in the public sphere. Against this backdrop the European Court of Human Rights has emerged to add its own voice and, in so doing, it has significantly influenced the terms of the debates.

This event brings together former ECtHR judges and scholars to debate the question of whether the Court has gone too far, or not far enough, in its interventions on religion-related matters. The event is organized under the auspices of the European Research Council-funded Grassroots mobilize Research Program led by Dr. Effie Fokas and hosted by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).

This event precedes a day-long conference showcasing research results which, in turn, will be followed by the presentation of the book The Kokkinakis Papers: Taking Stock of 25 years of ECHR Jurisprudence on Freedom of Religion or Belief.


– Professor Eva Brems
– Judge Ann Power-Forde
– Judge Christos Rozakis
– Professor Joseph H. H. Weiler


Between state and citizen: religion at the ECtHR

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Athens, Greece

Our Speakers

Judge Ann Power-Forde
Judge Christos Rozakis
Professor Eva Brems
Professor Joseph H. H. Weiler
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