Conference Information

Welcome to the Second ICLARS Congress

Registration

Registration form iclars-santiago 2011-registration-form

•Congress fee

€ 40: if paid before 20 August

€ 80: if paid at the conference registration

ICLARS members: waived if have their membership fees up to date.

•Online Payment

On line secure payment on the ICLARS website www.iclars.org/member.php

Please click on the button Donate to pay the ICLARS conference fee. If the webpage that you see is in Italian, please select “continua” near the symbols of the credit cards. In the page that opens, please select your country and you will get the instructions in your language. Specify in payment “Santiago Conference fee”.

Refunds and Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we are unable to refund registration

Substitutions are welcome but please forward the names as soon as possible to http://www.iclarssantiago2011.com

Conference attendants are responsible for accommodation reservations.

Events, Meals and Sightseeing Information

•The Congress Registration Fee includes: Opening Thursday Reception, Friday lunch, Closing Cocktail and coffee breaks

•Information about Santiago: http://www.thisischile.cl/Destinations-Chile.aspx?eje=ZonaSantiago&idioma=2

In support of:

Materials

•Materials, such as CVs and conferences (to the extent available) will be posted on this website as they become available. Note that the Conference proceedings will be published, so they will be removed from the website by the end of October 2011.

Hotel

•The hotel is at walking distance from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile or 2 Metro stations: Hotel NH Ciudad de Santiago

•Avda. Condell, 40. 11100 Santiago de Chile (Chile)

Tel. +56 2 341 75 75 | Fax: +56 2 269 10 79

Email: nhciudaddesantiago@nh-hotels.com

•The group rate will be offered for 3 days prior to and for 3 days following the conference dates, based on availability (September 5 – September 14)

•Rooms at the hotel at the special rate are limited. Please register as soon as possible

•Deadline: Registrations at the hotel must be made no later than Friday, 5 August 2011 to obtain the conference rate, which is subject to availability.

•For hotel reservations:

Visit http://www.nh-hotels.com/nh/en/hotels/chile/santiago-de-chile/nh-ciudad-de-santiago.html

Please quote “Religion and Constitution”

Other Hotels near the Univeristy

Hotel  Montecarlo Santiago

Victoria Subercaseux 209 – Santiago Centro

www.hotelmontecarlo.cl

Special rates for the University from U$70 to U$82 (breakfast included)

Hotel Crowne Plaza

Alameda 136 Santiago

www.crowneplaza.cl

Special rates, from U$184 to U$189 (breakfast included)

Lastarria Hotel

Coronel Santiago Bueras 188, Barrio Lastarria, Santiago

www.lastarriahotel.com

Special rates, from aprox. U$140 to U$ 220

Lastarria 43-61

José Victorino Lastarria 43 -61, Santiago

www.apartmentsantiago.cl

Special rates from U$70 to U$170

OTHER HOTELS (Special rates):

Holiday Inn Express Santiago

www.holidayinn.cl

Av. Vitacura 2929, Las Condes

Room rate: special rate, if you mention that you are coming to the “Second ICLARS Congress” in your mail to carola.bravo@talbot.cl

Hotel Club Presidente

Luis Thayer Ojeda 558  Providencia, Metro Tobalaba

www.presidente.cl

Special rates from U$ 112 to U$140 (breakfast and internet included)

•Transportation:

From and to the Airport: Each participant has to provide for their own transportation. For further information see:

http://www.aeropuertosantiago.cl/english/

From and To the Congress: most of the hotels of the conference are at a walking distance from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Nevertheless, the subway/Metro in Santiago is very safe and in the red line (Linea 1) there is one station just outside the Congress “Universidad Católica”, visit:

http://www.metrosantiago.cl/estacion/plano-red

Congress Venue

The Congress will take place at the “Sala Manuel Jose Irrarrazaval” and otherclassrooms at the Casa Central, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (map of the University available in the website)

Facultad de Derecho

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 340

Santiago – CP 8331010

CHILE

Tel: (+56-2) 354-2955

http://derecho.uc.cl

Other useful information

Weather: average temperature between 3 and 18 Celsius degrees. It is mostly dry.

Dressing code: There are no formal activities that go beyond what is usual inacademic events.

Conference organisers

•ICLARS International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, see: http://www.iclars.org

ICLARS is an international network of scholars and experts of law and religion. It started in 2007, with the aim to provide a place where information, data, and opinions could easily be exchanged among members and made available to the broader scientific community. To this end, ICLARS regularly organizes conferences and publishes a newsletter. The first ICLARS conference was held in Milan in 2009; its proceedings have been published by Ashgate. The next conference will take place in Santiago (Chile) in 2011. For more information, you can freely subscribe to the newsletter, published three-four times every year.  From its very beginning, ICLARS has been open to all persons interested in law and religion relations, without any political or religious preclusion. Therefore we invite everybody to become member of ICLARS and to send us suggestions and proposals concerning law and religion studies and research projects.

•ICLRS International Centre for Law and Religion Studies, see: http://www.iclrs.org/

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies was formally established at the Brigham Young University, and commenced operations as of January 1, 2000, to provide the institutional base for our long-term initiatives in the field of law and religion throughout the world. During the succeeding decade, we have emerged as a recognized leader in the field of religious rights, both at the national level in the United States and internationally. Work in the United States has included Congressional testimony in support of draft legislation and participation in numerous conferences in the U.S. Internationally, ICLRS personnel are now instrumental in organizing and participating in 20-30 regional conferences and law reform consultations each year in countries around the world.

•Centro de Libertad Religiosa – Derecho UC, see: http://www.celir.cl

The Centre for Religious Liberty – UC School of Law (“Centro de Libertad Religiosa – Derecho UC”, in Spanish) was introduced by the Pro-Chancellor of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (“Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile”), Monsignor Andrés Arteaga to the academic community in 28 October 2005. The Centre is established at the School of Law, and its creation was approved by the Faculty Council in 10 July 2006. The Centre is governed by a Committee, chaired by its Director (Prof. Ana María Celis Brunet), and two other members (Prof. María Elena Pimstein Scroggie and Prof. René Cortínez Castro, sj).

Besides the members who take part in the Committee, the Centre receives the collaboration of other academic and nearly ten undergraduate students of the UC School of Law.

The mission of the Centre for Religious Liberty – UC School of Law is the study, analysis and promotion of religious freedom as part of the dignity of the person from a legal perspective. The specific objectives of the Centre are: (1) The Study of the legal framework and jurisprudence (case law) of religious freedom at a national and comparative level; (2) The promotion of the religious liberty as a principle related to the Rule of Law; (3) The service of the Chilean Roman Catholic as far as the principle of religious freedom is concern, and the relationship between the Church and the state; and (4) The creation of an inter-religious dialogue between Christians and members of other faiths and beliefs.

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Second ICLARS Conference RELIGION AND CONSTITUTION Santiago (Chile) September 8-10, 2011

SECOND ICLARS CONFERENCE RELIGION AND CONSTITUTION SANTIAGO (CHILE) SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2011

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

Afternoon

‘Religion and constitution’ (session reserved to younger researchers)

Chair: Sebastian Zarate, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Evening

Opening of the conference. Welcome

Keynote address: ‘Religion in world constitutions’

 

W. COLE DURHAM, JR.

 

 

Professor Durham is Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies and Susa Young Gates Professor of Law at Brigham Young University. Among his many honors is the 2009 International First Freedom Award, bestowed by the First Freedom Center of Richmond, Virginia.  A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Professor Durham has been heavily involved in comparative law scholarship throughout his career, with a special emphasis on comparative constitutional law and the relationship of church and state. He has published and consulted widely on these subjects and is a member of several U.S. and international advisory boards dealing with religious freedom and church-state relations. He has testified at the state level, in Congress, and in legislatures and courts in various foreign countries on religious freedom issues.

 

Professor Durham has served as the Secretary of the American Society of Comparative Law and is an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) in Paris. He was IACL 2010 General Reporter on the topic Religion and the Secular State. He has served as co-chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief and as vice-president of the International Academy for Freedom of Religion and Belief. He currently serves as the chair of both the Comparative Law Section and the Law and Religion Section of the American Association of Law Schools.

Friday, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011

Morning

‘Equals before the law?’

Introduction: Professor Javier Martinez Torrón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Simultaneous workshops:

‘The status of religious, ethnic and cultural minorities: constitutional profiles’

Chair: Juan Navarro Floria, Universidad Católica de Argentina

Speakers: Professor Richard Moon, University of Windsor (Canada)

Professor Kofi Quashigah, University of Ghana
‘Religion and equal treatment in the Latin American constitutions’

Chair: Professor Alberto de la Hera, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Speakers: Carmen Asiain, Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay)

Professor Ilva Myriam Hoyos Castaneda, Universidad de la Sabana (Colombia)

‘A case study: religion and constitution in China’: Professor Liu Peng, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing

Afternoon
‘Religion in constitutions’
Chair: Maria Elena Pimstein, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Speakers:

‘God, religion and laïcité in the constitutions’: Professor Iván C. Ibán, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

‘Church and State relations in the constitutions’: Professor Gerhard Robbers, University of Trier (Germany)

‘Religion and the sources of law: shari’a in constitutions’: Professor Gianluca P. Parolin, American University in Cairo (Egypt)

‘A case study: religion and basic laws in Israel’: Professor Natan Lerner, IDC Herzliya (Israel)

Discussion

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

Morning

‘Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom’
Chair: Professor Gary B. Doxey, Brigham Young University (United States)

Speakers: ‘Constitutional protection and limits to religious freedom’: Professor Johan D. van der Vyver, Emory University (United States)
‘Constitutional reception of international law provisions on religious freedom’ (Professor Jorge Precht, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
‘A case study: religion and the unwritten constitution in the United Kingdom’
: Professor Julian Rivers, University of Bristol (UK)
Discussion

ICLARS general assembly

Afternoon
Religion and fundamental rights in the constitutions
Simultaneous workshops

‘Freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and right to life’. Chair: Professor Cesare Mirabelli, Università degli studi di Roma Tor Vergata  (Italy)

‘Freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and education’. Chair: Professor Francesco Margiotta Broglio, Università di Firenze (Italy)

‘Freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and freedom of expression’. Chair: Professor Sophie van Bijsterveld, Tilburg University (Netherlands)

Concluding remarks

Ana Maria Celis, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile



Working languages: English and Spanish with simultaneous translation. For further information, please contact iclarssantiago2011@gmail.com

Second ICLARS Conference – Religion and Constitution

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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR YOUNGER SCHOLARS AND GRANTS FOR ICLARS MEMBERS

Second ICLARS Conference – Religion and Constitution
CALL FOR PAPERS

Date: 8-10 September, 2011.
Location: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Deadline: March 15, 2011.
Session: September 8th, Thursday afternoon.
Subject: Religion and Constitution. The papers have to address one of the following issues: Religion and equality before the law in constitutions; Protection of religious freedom at constitutional level; Religion and fundamental rights in constitutions; Constitutional questions regarding new religious movements; Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom; Constitutional limits to religious freedom.
Scholars and experts born after July 1st, 1973 can submit a  paper. Please send an abstract (in English)  of approximately 800 words, containing a clearly stated research question, indications of methodology and its approach, bibliography references, and a tentative outline of the sections to address. The abstract and a CV must be sent to Prof. Sebastián Zárate at iclarssantiago2011@gmail.com no later than March 15, 2011. Applicants will receive the final decision of the selecting Committee no later than April 15, 2011.Please indicate in the e-mail subject “abstract for prof. Zárate”.
The authors of the accepted papers are expected to give a 15 minutes
presentation (in English or Spanish) in the Thursday afternoon session and actively participate in the Conference. The final version of the paper must be submitted no later than July 15th, 2011. The abstracts will be distributed to the conference participants, and subject to the decision of the editors, it is expected that accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
ICLARS will make available at least 5 grants to its members born after July 1st, 1973 and  up to date with their annual ICLARS’ membership fee.  The grants will cover accomodation costs; other expenses will not be covered and remain each author’s responsibility. If you wish to apply for a grant please add the indication ‘ICLARS Grant Application’ in  the e-mail subject.

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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SHOLARS AND EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OF LAW AND RELIGION

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SHOLARS AND EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OF LAW AND RELIGION

 

Date: 8-10 September, 2011.
Location: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Deadline: March 15, 2011.

Session: September 10th, Saturday afternoon.
Subject: Religion and fundamental rights in the constitutions. The papers have to address one of the following issues: Freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and right to life; Freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and education; Freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and freedom of expression.
To submit a paper please send an abstract (in English) of approximately 800 words containing a clearly stated research question, indications of methodology and its approach, bibliography references, and a tentative outline of the sections to address. The abstract and a CV must be sent to Prof. Maria Elena Pimstein at iclarssantiago2011@gmail.com no later than March 15, 2011. Applicants will receive the final decision of the selecting Committee no later than April 15, 2011. Please indicate in the e-mail subject “abstract for prof. Pimstein”.
The final version of the paper must be submitted no later than July 15th, 2011. The abstract will be distributed to the conference participants, and subject to the decision of the editors, it is expected that accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
The authors of the accepted papers are expected to give a  20 minutes presentation (in English or Spanish) in one of the September 10th workshops and actively participate in the conference. They will be provided for travel and lodging expenses for the conference days by the organization. Other expenses will not be covered and remain each author’s responsibility.

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