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REDESOC – Religión, Derecho y Sociedad – Religion, Law, and Society

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Scientic Supervisor / Contact Person

Name and Surname
Javier Martínez-Torrón

Localization & Research Area

Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Law
Derecho internacional, Eclesiástico y Filosofía del Derecho
Research Area
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

MSCA & ERC experience

Research group / research team hosted any MSCA fellow?
Research group / research team have any ERC beneficiaries?

Research Team & Research Topic

Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
REDESOC - Religión, Derecho y Sociedad - Religion, Law, and Society
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
REDESOC is a well-established research group of Complutense University, with focus on the study of international, national and regional legal issues regarding the interrelation between State, society and religions/beliefs, from the perspective of the fundamental right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. A special attention is devoted to: the legal instruments to guarantee and facilitate religious and ethical pluralism in society; the interaction between religious freedom and other fundamental freedoms (in particular freedom of expression and the right to the respect of private and family life); and current conflicts in which the religious or ethical identity of individuals and groups is at stake.

REDESOC collaborates regularly with other international and national institutions and research groups, especially in Europe and America (North and South), as well as with government and international agencies.

Members of REDESOC edit the Revista General de Derecho Canónico y Derecho Eclesiástico del Estado (, which is one of the most influential legal periodicals on law and religion issues within the scholarly community that speaks Latin languages.
Research lines / projects proposed
Conflicts of conscience in contemporary societies
State neutrality and the place of religion in the public sphere
Accommodation of religion/beliefs at the working place
Human dignity and conflicts between religious freedom and other fundamental rights
Hate speech and other types of abusive language in which religion is involved
Education and religion

Application requirements

Professional Experience & Documents
C.V. with indication of publications, research experience, and languages that the applicant can read and in which the applicant can communicate.

Research project.

Letter of interest.
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