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Religion and Its Others in South Asia and the World: Communities, Debates, Freedoms

Project description

A closer look at asylum claims based on religious freedom

The freedom of religion (the freedom to have, not to have, to practice or not to practice any religion) is a fundamental right under international law. In south Asia, those who do not conform to or question the dominant religion may face serious problems, including persecution, forcing them to flee and seek asylum in other countries. The EU-funded ROSA project will seek to answer the following: What are the specific circumstances in which criticism targeting these communities and positions evolves? This study will investigate the assumptions that inform European countries’ responses to cases in which asylum is sought on the basis of claimants’ religious nonconformism. It will extend beyond south Asia and examine global implications of critical debates and actions that are taking place.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/religion

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 226 207,57

Beneficiaries (3)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 226 207,57
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 378 707,50
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 394 866,93
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations