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BHA: 'Blasphemy!' - blasphemy, religious hatred, and human rights: who speaks for the sacred?

'Blasphemy!' - blasphemy, religious hatred, and human rights: who speaks for the sacred? – a day conference focusing on the criminalization of religious hatred, defamation, and insult under European human rights, and how this functions as a de facto blasphemy law.

Date: Saturday 28th January 2012

Time: Registration 10.30am for a 11.00am start - Finish -16.30 pm

Address: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL

Nearest tube: Holborn

Phone number for publication – 020 7079 3586

Tickets and information - http://www.humanism.org.uk/meet-up/events/view/169?page=1


Prices - General: £10 general public, Members and students: £8 BHA, AHS and SPES members and students with valid ID, Free to members of the Centre for Inquiry UK.

***Special offer*** Joint tickets to this event and the Beyond the Veil event on the 14th January: £16 general public and £12 members and student ticket offer


Description/ details of the event– Introduced by Dr Stephen Law of Heythrop College, University of London and Editor of Think, and featuring writer, lecturer and broadcaster Kenan Malik , Andrew Copson on Blasphemy laws by the back door, Austin Dacey, representative to the United Nations for the International Humanist and Ethical Union; Jacob Mchangama, director of legal affairs in the independent think tank Center for Political Studies (CEPOS) based in Copenhagen, and others.

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