2023 IRF Summit
Jan 31 - Feb 01

Featured Sessions

"Human Dignity: Punta Del Este Declaration"
"What is Religious Freedom, and What is It Not?"
Jan 31
31 Jan session is titled “Human Dignity: Punta Del Este Declaration”. 
Description:  The Punta del Este Declaration commemorates the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), celebrating its recognition of human dignity at the core of the panoply of human rights and recommitting to protecting it for everyone everywhere. The Declaration was adopted at a conference convened in Punta del Este, Uruguay from December 2-4, 2018, shortly before the formal 70th anniversary of the UDHR (December 10, 2018).
Ján Figeľ, First-ever Special Envoy for Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief outside the European Union; IRF Secretariat Global Leadership Council 
Mark Hill QC,  IRFBA Council of Experts and University of Notre Dame, Religious Liberty Initiative 
Dr. Ewelina Ochab, IBAHRI Programme Lawyer Co-founder, Coalition for Genocide Response
Brett Scharffs, Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, BYU Law
Feb 01
1 Feb session is titled  “What is Religious Freedom,and What is It Not?”
Description: Religious freedom can mean different things to different people. How do we define and understand this fundamental freedom? With the IRF Summit Charter as our backdrop, this panel of experts will consider philosophical and theological underpinnings in defining religious freedom and how this is reflected in law and practice.

Robert Destro, Professor of Law, Columbia School of Law; Catholic University of America
W. Cole Durham, Jr., Professor of Law and Founding Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University Law School
Nick Fish, President of American Atheists
Talib M. Shareef, President and Imam of the Nation’s Mosque
Hamza Yusuf, President of Zaytuna College

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