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Gregor Puppinck

Grégor Puppinck, PHD, is Director General of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), the ACLJ's international affiliate in Strasbourg, France with consultative status at the U.N.

He is also a Member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief and an Expert to the Council of Europe. He takes part in the Committee of Experts on the Reform of the European Court of Human Rights.

From 2003 to 2008, he has taught human rights, European law, and constitutional law at the Law School of the University of Haute-Alsace, France.

Grégor Puppinck holds his Ph.D. with a dissertation in legal theory. He graduated from Paris II Law School and from the “Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales.”

He is the author of numerous books and legal articles. His most recent book is Conscientious Objection and Human Rights, A Systematic Analysis (Brill, 2017).

He has been made Cavaliere della Repubblica by the Italian Government for its services in the Lautsi v Italy case and Knight Commander in the Order of St. Gregory the Great. He received the award of "Humanisme Chrétien" in 2016 for the book "La famille, les droits de l'homme et la vie éternelle" and the Anton Neuwirth award in 2014.

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What Emerges from the Molla Sali v. Greece Judgment

By Gregor Puppinck1546442813348

Does Sharia have its place in Europe? If so, under which conditions? These are the questions currently facing the bodies of the Council of Europe. Up to the 18 December 2018, the European Court of Human Rights considered that Sharia law is, in its very principle, incompatible with the values of...

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Great Victory for Religious Freedom in Bulgaria

By Gregor Puppinck1545945717733

A parliamentarian bill amending the Religious Denominations Act of Bulgaria aims at “ preventing interference of foreign countries, institutions and persons into religions and religious affairs .” Its official target is the agents of radical Islam. However, in its first draft of October 2018, the...

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Bulgaria: Bill Is “Sad Reminder of a Bygone Communist Past”

By Gregor Puppinck1543935600000

New legislation pending in Bulgaria would significantly restrict religious freedom and impair the free exercise of Christians in the former communist nation. Bulgaria’s three main political parties sponsored a parliamentarian bill amending the Religion Denominations Act of the country. The bill,

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ECHR Upholds Blasphemy Conviction

By Gregor Puppinck1541691055380

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld the conviction of an Austrian woman who made statements about the Prophet Mohammad’s marriage to a 6-year-old girl that were found to be in violation of Article 188 of Austria’s criminal code by “publicly disparaging an object of...

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