Governance of Religious Diversity at the European Court of Human Rights

  title={Governance of Religious Diversity at the European Court of Human Rights},
  author={Matthias Koenig},
This chapter analyzes the role played by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in judicial politics of religious diversity. Based on an analysis of case law from 1959 to 2011, it suggests that the ECtHR has contributed to an institutional secularization of European nation-states through a complex interplay of political constellations and legal path-dependence. The first section provides a brief historical account of the Court’s political origins and shows how these have led to decades of… 
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