International Center for Law and Religion Studies
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The International Center for Law and Religion Studies, part of J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, was formally founded on January 1, 2000, to promote freedom of religion worldwide and to study the relations between governments and religious organizations. The Center was built upon ongoing work of law professor W. Cole Durham, Jr., who was named the Center's Director.
A main project of the Center is hosting an International Law and Religion Symposium for government, academic, and religious leaders and visitors. As of 2011, the 18th year of the Symposium, the event had hosted more than 850 delegates from some 120 countries.
The Center also maintains the website of the Strasbourg Consortium, dedicated to the work of the European Court of Human Rights pertaining to freedom of religion, conscience, or belief, as well as maintaining the database for the Religion and Law Consortium ("Religlaw"), a research forum for legal developments on international law and religion or belief topics.