'The International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) is honored to announce the distinguished keynote speaker for the 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium — "Religion and Religious Freedom in a Changing World" — to be held 1-4 October 2017 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. András Sajó, Hungarian scholar and former… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1-4 October 2017
'"Values for Europe" conference in The Hague Friday 27 April 2012 At April 27, the ECPF held a congress about the European Union in The Hague, together with the Research Institute of the ChristenUnie party. The beautiful Old Meeting Hall of the Dutch House of Representatives was full with congress participants that afternoon. The timing… Continue reading Discussant, ‘Values for Europe’ conference, Christian Political Foundation for Europe, The Hague (2012)
The European Parliament is sometimes criticised as being weak compared to national parliaments, while the executive it is supposed to check is not as well-defined an antagonist as in national systems. Read here why viewing the European Union (EU) through this state-centred lens seems neither fitting nor fair: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/the-european-parliament-as-benchmark-of-transconstitutionalism.
'The beginnings of this book go back to 2003 when the editor asked the contributors and several others to participate in an expert meeting on the Draft Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, which at that time had just been made public. Subsequently, all went to work and towards the end of 2004 most participants… Continue reading Contribution to volume on ‘Rethinking Europe’s Constitution’ (2007)
'Abstract The classic question posed by Tocqueville about the relationship between values and democracy is coming to the fore again. The main argument of this article is that, while the social doctrine of the Catholic Church has a clear answer to this question, Neo-Calvinism does not or at least does to a lesser extent. To… Continue reading Article ‘Joseph H. H. Weiler’s Approach to the Democratic Legitimacy of the European Union: Is There a Message for Neo-Calvinists?’
From the Foreword: 'The relation between religion and secularity is a question of the most decisive importance in general and in the present situation. Confronting this question in an open, serious, and friendly spirit has been the principal goal of the research group on "Religion and Civil Society" in organizing the Boston Symposium at the… Continue reading New volume on ‘Religion and Civil Society: The Changing Faces of Religion and Secularity’