2020 Human Rights Symposium
The Harvard Law School Human Rights Program explored, in a comparative and cross-disciplinary manner, the concept of indirect discrimination on the basis of religion through a virtual workshop in April 2020, hosted in cooperation with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, and the Harvard Human Rights Journal. HHRJ’s website published a series of short essays reflecting views of the participants leading up to the workshop to spark thoughtful discussion. All four of these essays, as well as Professor Neuman’s introduction, were published the HHRJ Online Journal and are linked below.
Symposium Introduction, Prof. Gerald Neuman – What is the Right against Discriminatory Impact Based on Religion?
Essay 1, Prof. Katayoun Alidadi – What’s in a name? Juxtaposing Indirect Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation on the basis of Religion in the European Workplace
Essay 2, Prof. Christopher McCrudden – Indirect religious discrimination: a European perspective
Essay 3, Prof. Sarah H. Cleveland – Freedom of Religion and Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Religion: Banning the Full-Face Veil
Essay 4, Prof. Tarunabh Khaitan – Adjudicating Religion
These participants, alongside other invited scholars, subsequently contributed Essays and Commentaries for Volume 34, Issue 2, a special print issue of the Harvard Human Rights Journal published in summer 2021.