Human rights, Religion and Discrimination

Ilias Trispiotis

This call for papers seeks to examine a plurality of interactions between human rights, discrimination law and freedom of thought, conscience and religion. It aims to delve into general questions about reasonable accommodation of individual conscience in multicultural democracies, as well as questions about the emergence of discrimination law as a tool to secure pluralism and social inclusion. The stream welcomes a broad array of perspectives to human rights, freedom of conscience, and discrimination, including theoretical, interdisciplinary, empirical, comparative, and socio-legal contributions. Papers may either address general issues of potential relevance to the rights to freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination, or focus on more specific themes of law and religion, such as the scope of the legal protection of religion and belief, the wearing of religious symbols, the relationship between religion and other grounds of protection from discrimination, and the accommodation of conscience (broadly understood) in different fora and forms.

For informal discussions about proposed papers please email the stream convenor, Ilias Trispiotis at

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair Platform. They must be no longer than 300 words and should include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 18th January 2016.