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
“El estudio del derecho internacional en el Corto Siglo XIX español” is published at Zeitschrift des Max-Planck-Instituts für europäische Rechtsgeschichte 21 (2013)
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”.
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.
The Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law (JISPIL) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its Special Issue: "Exploring New Directions in the Islamic Legal Tradition(s): Human Rights and Legal Reform in the 21st Century" to be published in December 2013.
An International Islamic Law and Human Rights conference entitled “Exploring New Directions in Islamic Legal Tradition(s): Human Rights and Legal Reform in the 21st Century” held on 18th June 2013 in Hamilton Centre, Brunel University.