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Flashpoints: Human Rights, Law & Religion

One day conference

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One day conference on Monday 16 December on themes which ignite debate in the current Law, Human Rights and Religion field

  • From: Monday 16 December 2019, 10 am
  • To: Monday 16 December 2019, 4 pm
  • Registration: 9.30 am
  • Location: Chaucer Building, Level 1, City campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LP
  • Cost: £25 (Attendance is free for NTU staff and students, please email to order your free ticket)
  • Booking deadline: Saturday 14 December 2019, 12.00 am
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Event details

On Monday 16th December 2019, for the fourth year running, Nottingham Law School’s Centre for Rights and Justice will be holding its one day Flashpoints conference exploring themes which ignite debate in the field of Law, Human Rights and Religion.

The year 1620 saw the voyage of the Mayflower, an event which has come to have iconic significance. At the cusp of the four-hundredth anniversary, issues of religious intolerance, displacement, emigration and persecution continue to be extremely prominent in legal and public discourse. With this in mind, proposals are particularly welcomed on the following themes:

  • Conscientious objection
  • Freedom of religious expression
  • Emigration, displacement and asylum on the grounds of conscience and religion
  • Historical Papers

As always however, we will be pleased to receive proposed papers relating to the wider theme of Law, Human Rights and Religion. For further details, please follow this link to our website, or email

Guidance for Submissions

  • Submissions should be emailed to
  • The following information must be contained within your submission email: Your name, the proposed title and an abstract of no more than 200 words.
  • You are not required to submit a paper with your presentation.
  • Submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 1st November 2019.

Format for Presentations and Papers

  • Presentations should be approximately 20 minutes in length.
  • You are very welcome to use Powerpoint slides if you wish, but there is no requirement to do so.
  • Please note that only PowerPoint presentations can be accommodated.  For technical reasons, we regret that alternative software (such as Prezi) cannot be used.

Attending the Conference

  • All those interested in the issues are very welcome to attend the conference, whether or not they are giving a presentation.
  • To register for the conference, please visit our online store where there is a conference fee of £25 payable (regardless of whether or not you are giving a presentation). However, if for any reason this would present a barrier to attending, please do contact, as it may be waved in appropriate cases.
  • Attendance is free for NTU students and staff - please email to order your free ticket.  
  • Please note that we are unfortunately NOT able to assist with the costs of travel or accommodation.
  • Proceedings will start at 10.00 am (with registration from 9.30 am) and finish at 4.00 pm.
  • There will be lunch provided, as well as tea/coffee and refreshments at registration and during the morning and afternoon breaks.  If you have any special dietary requirements please notify us.
  • If you have any special requirements to enable you to participate or participate more comfortably (e.g. large print copies of any handouts), please let us know and we will do our very best to meet them.

Location details


Chaucer Building, Level 1


City campus
Goldsmith Street


Nottingham has plenty of Park and Ride services, a number of which are run alongside the city’s tram service - the parking provision is always generous, and you can expect a tram every ten minutes. We recommend using them, as parking in the centre can quickly become expensive. Visit the NET site for more information on the city’s Park and Ride services.

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Travel Info:

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