Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Nomination for the Alberigo Award 2019

I am honored to find my book Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human among the list of works presented for the Alberigo Award 2019. "The prize, assigned by Fscire and the Emilia-Romagna Region together with EuARe, rewards scholars engaged in a field of religious science, whether historical, exegetical, theological or other, without… Continue reading Nomination for the Alberigo Award 2019

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Article on the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog: ‘The Natural Law and Natural Rights Tradition; A Foundation for Religious Freedom’

Photo by Amaury Gutierrez on Unsplash ''To kick off our series on freedom of religion or belief, Hans-Martien ten Napel considers why the right to this freedom, a foundation stone of the liberal democratic order, is threatened. He describes how the notion of natural rights has been replaced by a proliferation of legalistic human rights. Seemingly a welcome… Continue reading Article on the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog: ‘The Natural Law and Natural Rights Tradition; A Foundation for Religious Freedom’

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The Fifth ICLARS Conference – Living Together in Diversity: Strategies from Law and Religion

The conference will take place at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Departamento de Direito), Brasil, from 12-14 September 2018 I will be addressing the question: “Can natural law serve as foundation for a truly universal right to freedom of religion or belief?” Other speakers during the conference include: Silvio Ferrari (University of… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The Fifth ICLARS Conference – Living Together in Diversity: Strategies from Law and Religion

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Panel Chair and Presenter, First Annual Conference, European Academy of Religion, Bologna, 5-8 March, 2018

'The European Academy of Religion (EuARe) is a research initiative launched under the high patronage of the European Parliament which offers an exchange platform to academies and scientific societies; associations; research centers and institutions; university labs, clusters, and departments; journals, publishers, media and scholars coming from Europe and the surrounding regions' (see https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/missionstatement). With over 900 participants, the… Continue reading Panel Chair and Presenter, First Annual Conference, European Academy of Religion, Bologna, 5-8 March, 2018

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Press Release: ‘Hans-Martien ten Napel has book published “Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human”’

'18 May 2017 In 2014 Hans-Martien ten Napel received a Research Fellowship in Legal Studies at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ. The book he wrote as a result of this fellowship was published last week by Routledge Law. The description of the book, entitled Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully… Continue reading Press Release: ‘Hans-Martien ten Napel has book published “Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human”’

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Public Lecture by Professor Brett Scharffs on ‘Why Religious Freedom’, April 7, 15.00h, Free University, Amsterdam

UPDATE: For location, and registration, see here: http://centre-religion-law.org/nl/actueel/50-lezing-why-religous-freedom-7-april. The full title of the paper which Professor Brett Scharffs will present, is: 'Why Religious Freedom? Why the Religiously Committed, the Religiously Indifferent and Those Hostile to Religion Should Care'. The abstract of the paper reads as follows: 'Religious freedom: Is it the grandparent of human rights, or… Continue reading Public Lecture by Professor Brett Scharffs on ‘Why Religious Freedom’, April 7, 15.00h, Free University, Amsterdam

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Participant, expert seminar ‘Religious Pluralism and Human Rights in Europe: Where to Draw the Line?’, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht (9-10 May 2006)

‘"How should we deal with religious pluralism in contemporary Europe from a human rights perspective and where should we draw the line, if any?" This was the central question of an expert seminar held in 2006 at Utrecht University to celebrate the inaugural address of Abdullahi An-Na’im, who occupied the G.J. Wiarda Chair at the… Continue reading Participant, expert seminar ‘Religious Pluralism and Human Rights in Europe: Where to Draw the Line?’, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht (9-10 May 2006)