Thursday, 17 June 2010

Temperman Book on State-Religion Relationships

On Monday, we launched Jeroen Temperman's book State-Religion Relationships and Human Rights Law, Twoards a Right to Religiously Neutral Governance. The book is based on the thesis Jeroen completed at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision of Prof. Joshua Castellino.
Upon graduation, Jeroen took up a position at the University of Amsterdam, but he has now moved on to the Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he is an associate professor. Jeroen was in Galway this week participating in our summer school on minority rights.
The book looks at the relationsip between the State and religions, and argues for the State to remain neutral in all respects in order to ensure compliance with fundamental rights.
Jeroen is the twelfth of our doctoral students to publish his thesis with an important international academic publishing house. understand that two more completed theses are also forthcoming with publishers.

Those who follow the blog will know that we recently graduated our 22nd doctoral student, the first having completed his degree only five years ago. Several more students are scheduled to defend their theses this year.
Congratulations, Jeroen, on this achievement.

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