EU Courts vs. The Crucifix


Location: Eck Hall of Law, Room 3130


The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the use of crucifixes in classrooms in Italy. It said the practice violated the right of parents to educate their children as they saw fit, and ran counter to the child’s right to freedom of religion. Professors from the Notre Dame Law School will debate different sides of the issue in this flash panel discussion.

Paolo Carozza, Associate Professor of Law
Areas of Interest: Human rights; international law; comparative law; European and Latin American legal traditions

Richard Garnett, Professor of Law
Areas of Interest: Death penalty, free speech, school choice, Catholic social thought, church/state relations, religion in the public square, free exercise of religion, federalism and criminal law, Supreme Court, criminal defense, religious liberty, education reform

Donald P. Kommers, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law
Areas of Interest: German politics and society; constitutional law; church-state relations; international human rights law; law and religion.

Lunch (pizza) will be available on a first come, first served basis.