March 31, 2022
Hidden under Headscarves? Women and Religion in the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights
A critical assessment of the Court’s intersectionality practice
In this talk, Eva Brems will discuss her recent paper that analyses the case law of the European Court of Human Rights at the intersection of women’s rights and religious freedom. While most of these cases concern bans on religious dress or symbols, other types of cases, such as those on legal pluralism involving religious law, are also included. The analysis assesses the Court’s reasoning in light of a few benchmarks of ‘good intersectionality practice’.
The paper ‘Hidden under Headscarves? Women and Religion in the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights’ was published in Religion and Human Rights 16 (20 21) 173–200, and is available here.
Eva Brems is a professor of Human Rights Law and Head of the Human Rights Centre at Ghent University in Belgium. She is also the Chair of Belgium’s National Human Rights Institution, the Federal Institute for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.
Gerald L. Neuman will moderate the webinar. He is the Director of the Human Rights Program and J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School.
The event is organized by the HLS Human Rights Program.
It is cosponsored by the HLS Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, Harvard Women’s Law Association, Harvard Muslim Law Students Association and the Harvard Law Advocates for Human Rights.