Religious Practice and Observance in the EU Member States

15-02-2013

This study analyzes the relationship between freedom of religion and other fundamental rights in the European Union, the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as the constitutions of the Member States by examining the relevant case law in the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, and state constitutional or supreme courts. The study will highlight present sources of conflict, underline best practices and put forward recommendations to promote both religious practice and observance and the respect of human rights.

This study analyzes the relationship between freedom of religion and other fundamental rights in the European Union, the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as the constitutions of the Member States by examining the relevant case law in the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, and state constitutional or supreme courts. The study will highlight present sources of conflict, underline best practices and put forward recommendations to promote both religious practice and observance and the respect of human rights.

Externe auteur

Alejandro Saiz Arnaiz (project coordinator, Pompeu Fabra University), Aida Torres Perez (Pompeu Fabra University), Marisa Iglesias (Pompeu Fabra University) and Roberto Toniatti (Trento University)