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

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)

Oxford Bibliographies: Dr Ayesha Shahid

Dr Ayesha Shahid has been commissioned by the Oxford University Press to serve as a contributor to Oxford Bibliographies in International Law. Dr Shahid will contribute an annotated bibliographical article for International Law Section on "Islamic Law and Human Rights”.

Dr de la Rasilla del Moral receives Seminar Research Series Award to foster research on the Intellectual History of (Islamic) International Law

Brunel Law School will host a series of research events addressed to promote new debates across boundaries - either disciplinary, conceptual, theoretical, methodological, or international - throughout a highly delicate and volatile time for the fate of the Arab Spring.

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