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    Dec 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAW 888 - International Religious Freedom

3 Credit Hours
Seminar course will examine the multitude of issues that stem from the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, or belief. Following a philosophical and historical overview of the development of the right across various political and religious traditions, students will explore a wide range of contested and often charged legal questions, including defining the relationship between church and state, between freedom of religion and related rights such as freedom of expression and association, and the scope of legitimate limitations on freedom of religion. Readings will pay particular attention to the American experience, though the context for the seminar will be decidedly comparative in nature, bringing into consideration competing political, religious, and ideological frameworks. The common touchstone for analysis will be based on developing an understanding of the right to freedom of religion or belief as it is set forth in key international instruments – including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – as well as regional commitments including the European Convention for the protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
Grading Restriction: Numeric grading (JD students); A-F grading (other graduate students).
Registration Restriction(s): JD students; other graduate students with instructor permission.



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