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ACUNS Annual Meeting
23-25 June 2022
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June 25, 17:00 - 18:30 CEST
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Roundtable: Book

Reconciling Religion and Human Rights: Faith in Multilateralism by Ibrahim Salama and Michael Wiener

  • Human Rights
  • International Institutions
  • International Law

Reconciling Religion and Human RightsThe roundtable will focus on the endeavor to reconcile religion and human rights, both in multilateral contexts and at the national level. This focus will be on the recently published book by Ibrahim Salama and Michael Wiener, analyzing the place of religion in multilateral practice, including lessons learned from the ‘Faith for Rights’ framework. Based on the jurisprudence of international human rights mechanisms, the book clarifies ambiguities of human rights law on religion. It also unpacks the potential positive role of non-State actors in the religious sphere, demonstrating that the relationship between religion and human rights is not a zero-sum game. Ultimately, the aim is to empower actors on both sides of the ideological fence between religion and human rights to deconstruct this artificial, politically instrumentalized dichotomy.

  • Speakers

    • 2022 06 13 Ibrahim Salama
      Ibrahim Salama
      Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Switzerland)
    • Michael Wiener Michael Wiener
      Michael Wiener
      Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland) and UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    • 2022 06 13 Azza Karam
      Azza Karam
      Religions for Peace International (United States)
    • 2022 06 13 Ahmed Shaheed
      Ahmed Shaheed
      UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief (United States)
  • Chair

    • 2022 06 13 Nazila Ghanea
      Nazila Ghanea
      University of Oxford (United Kingdom)