Law and Religion Research Group

The members of the Law and Religion Research Group are engaged in research which explores: 

  • The complex interaction between law and religion in the context of constitutional law and private law (from a comparative perspective) and public international law;
  • The religious rights discourse within the context of domestic and international law;
  • The cultural impact of religious and philosophical paradigms on the shape and scope of domestic and international legal frameworks dealing with religion. 
  • The normative development and enforcement strategies in the complex and multi-vectored area of law and religion·  

The Group provides a forum for discussion, advice and support for staff and students, including our doctoral students. It also organises conferences, research seminars and workshops aiming to promote knowledge-sharing between academics and practitioners in the following areas of law:

Canon Law, Ecclesiastical Law, Islamic Law and Islamic Finance, Jewish Law, International Law, Religion and the State, Employment Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Legal History, Legal Theory

Brunel Launches a Law and Religion event for the UK Mission in the UN in NY

Dr Peter Petkoff convened an event with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief at the UN Headquarters in New York during the UN General Assembly. The event was hosted by the UK Mission in the UN and was chaired by Ambassador Peter Wilson CMG.

Website of the IG of the History of International Law of the European Society of International Law is launched

At the European Society of International Law tenth anniversary conference, the Society announced the creation of a new interest group on the history of international law. Those interested in becoming members should contact Ignacio de la Rasilla and Randall Lesaffer. The interest group's website is here:

First World War Centenary - Dr de la Rasilla's revisits the foundation of the American Society of International Law in a special journal issue

The Ambivalent Shadow of the Pre-Wilsonian Rise of International Law is forthcoming in special issue on “The Great War and Law - The Lasting Effects of World War I on the Development of Law” 7 Erasmus Law Review 2 (2014):

Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS The Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law (JISPIL)is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its December 2014 edition. The journal comprises of three sections – (1) Articles (2) Recent Developments, and (3) Book Review.

Dr de la Rasilla´s new article on the history of international law in the 19th C. is published at Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Rg 21 (2013)

“El estudio del derecho internacional en el Corto Siglo XIX español” is published at Zeitschrift des Max-Planck-Instituts für europäische Rechtsgeschichte 21 (2013)

Page last updated: Friday 18 January 2013