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Queen Mary academics take part in panel event on Why Religious Freedom Matters For Democracy

The seminar took place on 17 December 2020 and discussed Dr Myriam Hunter-Henin’s new book, Why Religious Freedom Matters For Democracy: Comparative Reflections from Britain and France for a Democratic “Vivre Ensemble”.

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The Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur. Image by Leonhard Niederwimmer from Pixabay

Dr John Adenitire, Strategic Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary University of London, was a specialist panellist at the seminar, along with Dr Anne Fornerod (CNRS-University of Strasbourg). Dr Prakash Shah, Reader in Culture and Law at Queen Mary, chaired the event.

Why Religious Freedom Matters For Democracy: Comparative Reflections from Britain and France for a Democratic “Vivre Ensemble” is published by Hart. It addresses the interaction and tensions between law and religion in a comparative perspective. It also examines the interactions between human rights, constitutional law and normative conceptions of democracy and liberalism.

Watch the full event on Youtube.