Note: Programme schedule is subject to change.


Day 1:

Monday, 

June 19th

9:30: Welcome

Prof. Linda Hogan, TCD and Dr. Roja Fazaeli, Trinity College Dublin

10:00 - 11:00: Keynote Address

Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief

11:00 – 11:30: Tea/coffee break

12:00 – 13:00: An Audience with Dr. Shaheed: Current issues, Human Rights and Religion

13:00 – 14:15: Lunch break

14:15 – 15:30: Human Rights and Religions: Developing a Framework

Prof. Christopher McCrudden, Queens University Belfast

15:30 – 15:45: Tea/Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:45: The Effect of Secularisation on the Reception of Religious Law

Dr. Celia Kenny, independent researcher


Day 2:

Tuesday

June 20th

Morning session: Diplomacy and Human rights

9:30 – 10:30: Considering FoRB as part of Norway’s Foreign Policy

Hon. Roald Sturla Næss, Ambassador and Special Envoy for FoRB, Norwegian MoFA

10:30 – 11:30: Human Rights and Religious Freedom, Reflections of a Retired Policy Maker

Colin Wrafter, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Human Rights Unit (Ret.)

11:30 – 12:00: Tea/Coffee Break

12.00 – 13:00: HR & Cultural Relativism in Asia

Dr. Jude Fernando, Trinity College Dublin

13:00 –14:15 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session: Women, Religions and Rights

14:15 – 15:15: Title: Ethical Formations: Woman as the subject of Human Rights

Prof. Linda Hogan, Trinity College Dublin

15.15 – 15:30: Tea/Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30: Islam, Rights and Feminism

Dr. Roja Fazaeli, Trinity College Dublin

16:30 – 17:00: Q&A with Prof. Hogan and Dr. Fazaeli


Day 3:

Wednesday

June 21st

Morning Session: Human Rights and Religion: Discrimination

9:30 – 10:30: Title: X

Prof. Jeroen Temperman, Erasmus University Rotterdam

10:30 – 11:30: Freedom of Religion and the Right to Non-Discrimination

Prof. Mark Bell, Trinity College Dublin

11:30 – 12:00: Tea/Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00: Human Rights and Religions: What can theology contribute?

Prof. Ingeborg Gabriel, University of Vienna

13:00 – 14:15: Lunch Break

14:15 – 15:15: Religion and Human Rights: Incompatibilities

Prof. Neville Cox, Trinity College Dublin

15:15 – 15:30: Tea/Coffee

15:30 – 16:30: Religions and Human Rights a discussion with Prof. Linda Hogan

16:30 – 17:00: Q&A: Prof. Hogan and Prof. Cox


Day 4:

Thursday

June 22nd

Morning Session: Regional and Thematic

9:30 – 11:30: Human Rights, Religion, and Politics in the MENA Region

Prof. Jeremy Gunn, International University of Rabbat

11:30 – 12:00: Tea/Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00: Human Rights of Religious Minorities

Prof. Jeroen Temperman, Erasmus University Rotterdam

13:00 – 14:15: Lunch Break

Afternoon Session: Research Methodologies

14:30 – 15:30: Human Rights Abuses and Allegations of Blasphemy

Joëlle Fiss, Member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief

15:30 – 15:45: Break

15:45 – 16:45: Documenting Freedom of Religion and Belief Violations

John Kinahan, Forum 18


Day 5:

Friday

June 23rd

9:30 – 10:30: UNCERD: Racial and Religious Discrimination

Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

10:30 – 11:30: Unravelling the Sharia: LGBTI and Muslim State Practices

Prof. Javaid Rehman, Brunel University London

11:30 – 12:00: Tea/Coffee Break

12.00 – 13:00: HR & Rel: Israel/ Palestine Conflict

Dr. Carlo Aldrovandi, Trinity College Dublin

13:00 – 14:15: Lunch Break

14:15 – 16:00: Wrap up and Closing remarks

Dr. Ross Holder, Prof. Linda Hogan and Dr. Roja Fazaeli