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Prof. Dr. Carmen Asiaín Pereira

Nationality: 
Uruguay
Gender: 
Female

Location of Activities

Country: 
Uruguay
Regions: 
Latin America
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Senator, Parliament of Uruguay

Professor, Law and Religion, University of Montevideo

Member & Former President, Latin American Consortium for Religious Liberty

Dr. Carmen Asiaín Pereira is a senator in the Parliament of Uruguay and former president of the Latin American Consortium for Religious Liberty. Dr. Asiain is also a professor of Law and Religion at the University of Montevideo and a professor of Law and Religion at the Facultad de Teología del Uruguay Monseñor Mariano Soler. She has been part of many panels and conferences, including at the UN, regarding issues of religious liberty, and law and religion. She is a member of the Judeo-Christian Fellowship and a founding member and vice-president of the Instituto de Derecho Religioso del Estado in Uruguay, and of the International Advisory Council, Canon Law and Ecclesiastical Law General Journal.

Main Publications: 

1.) Asiaín Pereira, Carmen. "Religion and the Secular State: Uruguayan Report." In Religion and the Secular State / La Religion  et l’État laïque, edited by Durham, Jr, W. Cole; Martinez-Torrón, Javier. Washington DC: International Center for Law and Religion Studies, 2010. p. 767-789.

2.) Asiaín Pereira, Carmen. "Religious education in Uruguay." In The Routledge International Handbook of Religious Education, edited by Derek Davis and Elena Miroshnikova. Routledge: 2013, p. 383-390.

3.) Asiaín Pereira, Carmen. "The role of religion and religious freedom in enhancing development: a Latin American perspective." REVISTA LATINOAMERICANA DE DERECHO Y RELIGIÓN Vol. 1, NÚM. 1 (2015).

4.) Asiaín Pereira, Carmen. "Objeción de conciencia: Tribunal de máximo rango anula con efectos generales y absolutos decreto que la restringí­a." REVISTA LATINOAMERICANA DE DERECHO Y RELIGIÓN Vol. 2, NÚM. 1 (2016).

Areas of Actions: 
Interreligious DialoguePeaceful CoexistencePluralismWomen's RightsMinority RightsYouth
Forms of Actions: 
Educational ProgrammesInformation DistributionDiplomacyAdvocacyNetworkingResearch