Law, Religion, Culture: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Date: 14 September 2007 Time: 9.30am
The event is due to be held at Lancaster University, IAS Building, Rooms 2 & 3 and features the guest speaker David Nash (Oxford Brookes University, UK) Key Note Speaker: 'Blasphemy's Long Shadow: The Thought Provoking Modern Relevance of a Medieval Crime'
Schedule of Speakers is as follows:
09.30 - 10.00: Registration/ Coffee/ Welcome
10.00 - 10.25: Dr David Nash (Oxford Brookes) Key Note Speaker
10.25 - 11.55: Session 1
11.55 - 12.15: Break
12.25 - 13:15: Session 2
13.15 - 14.15: Lunch
14.15 - 15:45: Session 3
15:45 - 16.00: Break
16.00 - 17.10: Session 4
Session 1 (10.25 - 11.55):
Professor Anthony Bradney (Keele University, UK): 'Law and Faith in a Secular Society'.
Russell Sandberg (Cardiff University, UK): 'Defining 'Religion': A Socio-Legal Approach'.
Suhraiya Jivraj (University of Kent, UK): 'Interrogating judicial constructions of 'religion' and 'belonging' in English adoption cases'.
Sharon Hanson (Canterbury University, UK): 'The religious dimensions of English law.'
Session 2 (12.25 - 13:15):
Fortune Ihua-Maduenyi (Leicester University, UK): 'Cultural influences on the implementation of International Human Rights Law: A multicultural perspective'.
Alison Mawhinney (Queen's University, Belfast, UK): 'EU and international human rights approaches to religious discrimination: the case of teacher employment in Ireland'.
Session 3 (14.15 - 15:45):
Edward Phillips (University of Greenwich, UK): 'Freedom of Religion and Cultural Mores in Islam: A Malaysian Case Study'.
Jessica Carlisle (Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden): 'Marriage and Sexuality in the Damascus Shari'a Court: Normative Claims, Religious Justifications and State License'.
Kaveri Sharma (London Metropolitan University, UK): 'Legality of Muslim Marriages and Divorces in Britain'.
Samia Bano (Reading University, UK), 'Muslim Religious Practice and the Doctrine of Secularism'.
Session 4 (16.00 - 17.10):
Annapurna Waughray (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK): 'The 'Hindu Caste System' and Caste Discrimination: the Challenge for Human Rights Law'.
Peter Yeoh (Wolverhampton University): 'The Cultural Dimensions of Corporate Governance'.
Nuno Ferreira, (Manchester University, UK): 'Freedom of religion and belief, dress codes, and private law'.