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Jeroen Temperman is professor of international law at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has been the editor-in-chief of Religion & Human Rights: An International Journal since 2005. He served as a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief from 2016-2022. Jeroen Temperman has a dual educational background in law and social science: he holds an LL.M (dist.) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands; an E.MA (hons.) from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, Italy; and an MA (cum laude) in Humanist Studies from the University for Humanist Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands; he also holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Humanist Studies from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University for Humanist Studies respectively. He completed his doctoral degree at the Irish Centre for Human Rights (National University of Ireland, Galway).

In 2014 Jeroen Temperman was awarded a Fulbright award, facilitating a position as visiting scholar at Washington College of Law, American University, Washington D.C. He has also been guest professor at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), the School of Law of the University of Siena (Italy) and at the Center for Religious Studies (ISR) at Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Trento (Italy). Other awards and prizes include a Research Excellence Initiative grant, two EUR Fellowships, and a H2020 grant.

He has given 150+ conference presentations, summer schools and lawyer/teacher trainings in over 30 countries.

He has 100+ publications, including 10 books. Recent articles have appeared in: Human Rights Law Review; Oxford Journal for Law and Religion; Review of Faith & International Affairs; and European Yearbook on Human Rights. Recent monographs and coedited volumes include:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (Oxford University Press)
  • The European Court of Human Rights and the Freedom of Religion or Belief (Brill)
  • Religious Hatred and International Law (Cambridge University Press)
  • Religious Speech, Hatred and LGBT Rights (Brill)
  • Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression (Cambridge University Press)



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