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Caroline Roberts

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LLM International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Aberystwyth University 2014)
MA (University of Oxford, Conferred, 2013)
BA Hons Theology (University of Oxford 2009)

PhD Candidate in Law, University of Bristol and Cardiff University (2014-)
Teacher, Public Law, University of Bristol (2015-2016)
Magistrate/Justice of the Peace (Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service) (2010-)

Interests: right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, the right not to manifest/disclose religion or belief, law and religion, human rights and religion, discrimination law, sociology of religion, philosophy of religion, European Court of Human Rights, Comparative law on religion

Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN), Cardiff University
Interfaith Legal Advisers Network (ILAN), Cardiff University
Ecclesiastical Law Society (ELS)
British Sociological Association (BSA) Sociology of Religion Network
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Religion or Belief Network
United Nation Association’s (UNA-UK) Young Professional in Human Rights
Magistrate’s Association (MA)


(with N Doe, B Kane and R Sandberg) (eds) Handbook of the Interdisciplinary Study of Law and Religion (Edward Elgar Press, forthcoming)

Book Chapters
‘Faith without works? The forum internum/forum externum distinction and the New Testament’, Handbook of the Interdisciplinary Study of Law and Religion (Edward Elgar Press, under contract)
(with R Sandberg) ‘The Future of Religious Freedom’ Conflicting Rights (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

‘Is there a right to be ‘free from’ religion or belief under Article 9 of the ECHR?’ Ecclesiastical Law Journal (forthcoming)
‘Changing with the Times: The development of the right not to manifest religion or belief at the European Court of Human Rights’ (2016) Dicta 44-45

Book Reviews
‘Freedom of Religion or Belief: An International Law Commentary. By Heiner Bielefeldt, Nazila Ghanea and Michael Wiener.’ (forthcoming) Religious Studies Review
‘Blasphemy and Defamation of Religions in a Polarised World: How Religious Fundamentalism if Challenging Fundamental Human Rights. By Darara Timotewos Gubo.’ (2016) 18:1 Ecclesiastical Law Journal 116-118
(with R Sandberg)‘Democracy, Law and Religious Pluralism in Europe: Secularism and Post-secularism. By Ferran Reqejo and Camil Ungureanu.’ (2015) 4:2 Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 337-340

Conference Reports
Roberts, Caroline K., ‘Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN) Conference Report’ (2014) 16:2 Ecclesiastical Law Journal 365-367
Roberts Caroline K., ‘United for Peace and Prosperity: A Report on UNA Church Stretton Forum’ (United Nations Association-UK, 1 Nov 2012) <>

Websites and Blogs
Roberts, Caroline K., ‘Interpreting ‘freedom from’ religion: A step too far?’ (University of Bristol Law School Blog, 13 June 2016) <>
Roberts Caroline K., ‘Business and Human Rights: Changing Corporate Culture’ (United Nations Association-UK, 9 Nov 2012) <>