The Religious Freedom Laboratory invites students of law and relative fields of study, representatives of legal professions and people involved in the protection, prevention and promotion of religious freedom to participate in the workshop "Regulating Religion in the Global Era".
The invited experts, practitioners and scientists, specializing in the area of human rights protection, including religious freedom, will equip you with a package of specific and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that can be used in everyday legal practice.
During the meeting, the most important aspects of the legal regulation of religion in a multi-religious society, both at the national and international level, will be discussed. Participation in the workshops gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the extensive experience of the invited specialists.
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11:00 - 11:15 Dr Weronika Kudła, Religious Freedom Laboratory (Toruń, Poland)
Welcome Remarks: Religious Freedom in Poland - Between Law and Reality
11:15 - 12:00 Todd Huizinga, Senior Fellow Europe, Religious Freedom Institute (Washington, USA)
Global Religious Freedom: The United Nations, the European Union and International Law
12:00 - 12:15 Coffee Break
12:15 - 13:00 Prof. Mark Hill KC, University of Notre Dame London Law Program (London, UK)
The Legal Personality of Religious Organisations in International Law: Autonomy, Associational freedom and Registration
13:00 - 13:15 Coffee Break
13:15 - 14:00 Rev. Prof. Franciszek Longchamps de Bérier, Jagiellonian University (Cracov, Poland)
Men and Religion: Aversion, Reluctance, Fascination. Jurisprudence of the US Supreme Court
14:00 - 14:15 Dr Weronika Kudła, Religious Freedom Laboratory (Toruń, Poland)
Closing Remarks: The Idea of Religious Freedom Laboratory - Between Theory and Practice
Todd Huizinga, Senior Fellow Europe, Religious Freedom Institute (Waszyngton, USA)
Senior fellow for Europe of the Religious Freedom Institute and a member of the faculty of the Christian Open Academy in Ukraine.
A U.S. diplomat from 1992-2012, Huizinga served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Luxembourg and political counselor at the U.S. Mission to the European Union. He also served in Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Costa Rica. Todd is the author of The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe and Was Europa von Trump lernen kann (What Europe Can Learn from Trump), released in Germany in 2017. Huizinga has been a keynote speaker for Hillsdale College, the Hudson Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Federalist Society, the Ukrainian Catholic University and at other events in the U.S. and Europe. His articles and essays have appeared in leading publications in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and Australia. Todd holds a B.A. in Music and German from Calvin College and an M.A. in German Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Professor Mark Hill KC practises at the Bar in London specializing in ecclesiastical law and religious liberty. He has represented clients in the UK Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights, and has contributed to amicus briefs in the Supreme Court of the USA and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He is Visiting Professor of Law and Distinguished Fellow at the University of Notre Dame London Law Program. In addition, he is Visiting Professor at Cardiff University’s Centre for Law and Religion, at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, at Notre Dame University, Sydney and at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College, London. He has undertaken training for judges in Nigeria, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kenya. He will deliver the Annual Religious Liberty Lecture at the University of Notre Dame, Australia in February 2023 at its Law School in Sydney.
His recent publications include: Religious Confession and Evidential Privilege in the Twenty-first Century (2022); Religion and Law in the United Kingdom (3rd edn, 2021); The Routledge Handbook on Freedom of Religion or Belief (2020); Christianity and Criminal Law (2020); Religion, Law and Security in Africa (2018); Ecclesiastical Law (4th edn, 2018); Great Christian Jurists in English History (2017); Magna Carta, Religion and the Rule of Law (2015); Religion and Discrimination Law in the European Union (2012). He is Vice-President of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS), a founding member of the African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS), and a former President of the European Consortium for Church and State Research.
Catholic priest, professor of law, LL.M. Georgetown '92, head of the Department of Roman Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, head of postgraduate studies "Contract law in consumer and professional trade" at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, lectures at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, elected for the fourth term to the Committee of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, member of the Team of experts on bioethics of the Polish Episcopal Conference. He is a member of the Team of Experts on Bioethics of the Polish Episcopal Conference, represents the Polish Episcopal Conference in the Legal Commission of the Conference of Bishops of the European Union (COMECE); thematic editor of "Legal Forum", belongs to the editorial board of "Fundamina. A Journal of Legal History" (South Africa) and "Studia et documenta historiae et iuris" (Pontifical Lateran University in Rome), is a member-correspondent of the international editorial board of "Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu" (Croatia); elected to the Joint Management Committee (term 2017-2021) of the China-EU School of Law at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.
Dr Weronika Kudła, Religious Freedom Laboratory (Toruń, Poland):
PhD in Law, Faculty of Law and Administration and M.A. in Italian Studies, Institute of Romance Studies, both at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Participant of an Erasmus Program Studies at Tor Vergata University of Rome, the VIII Edition of Academy of Young Diplomats at the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw and the Harvard University program „Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics”.
Each participant after completing the evaluation questionnaire will receive a certificate of participation in the workshop.
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