Minority Religions under Irish Law Symposium

Minority Religions under Irish Law Symposium

MINORITY RELIGIONS UNDER IRISH LAW: ISLAM IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

This symposium will bring together key national and international contributors to debate various issues surrounding the legal protections afforded to minority religions. The symposium will place particular emphasis on the areas of Irish law that have a specific interest or application to the fast growing Muslim community in the jurisdiction while also drawing on the international experience of contributors from the USA, Canada and the UK.
Up to 6 CPD points are available on request.
 
When: 30th November 2017 (9.30 am -5.30 pm)
Where: MSG -024024, Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSI), UL
Cost: Free
 
Topics include:
  • International perspectives on the protection of minority religions
  • Mapping the new Islamic presence in Ireland
  • Minority religions in Ireland and the constitutional framework
  • The accommodation of Islam in Irish education, employment and healthcare law
  • Overseas marriage and divorce and Irish private international law
  • Recognition of Muslim marriage ceremonies in Ireland and internationally
  • Islamic finance in Ireland
  • Legal regulation of Shariah councils in the UK and the lessons for Ireland
 
Speakers include:
  • Prof. M. Christian Green (Emory University)
  • Prof. Jørgen S. Nielsen (University of Copenhagen & University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Samia Bano (SOAS University of London)
  • Prof. Oliver Scharbrodt (University of Birmingham)
  • Prof. Julie Macfarlane (University of Windsor, Canada)
  • Dr Amin Al-Astewani (University of Lancaster)
  • Professor Neville Cox (TCD)
  • Dr Eoin Daly (NUIG)
  • Dr Claire Hogan (Barrister-at-Law)
  • Dr Máire Ní Shuilleabháin (UCD)
  • Dr Edana Richardson (Maynooth)
  • Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan & Dr Susan Leahy (UL)
 
Registration:
Please note this event is free. However, registration is essential as places are limited. Registration and further information is available at the following link:
 
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For all event queries, please contact: Kathryn.osullivan@ul.ie