Human Rights and Secularisation in Religions-States relations

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The European Court of Human Rights has developed the idea that religious freedom, as recognised by the European Convention on Human Rights, limits States possible approaches toward religion. The limits are related to the privatisation of religion as well as its differentiation from political power. The article proposes to evaluate the role of the European Court in the construction of a principle of State religious neutrality from the point of view of a critically revisited concept of secularisation.

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The author is a Doctor in Sociology of Law and Political Institutions and a Researcher at CONICET (National Center for Argentine Scientific Research). His areas of specialization are public international law (in particular, international human rights law) and philosophy / sociology of law. His research focuses on two main axes: the relationship between religion and law and international migration.

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The research leading to the present results has received financial support from the Seventh Framework Program of the European Union (FP7 / 2007-2013 - MSCA-COFUND) under Grant Agreement No 245743 - Post- Braudel-IFER-FMSH, in collaboration with the Center for International and Community Studies (Aix-Marseille University) belonging to LabexMed.

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