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Peter Danchin


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Peter Danchin is professor of law and co-director of the International and Comparative Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. His scholarship focuses on competing conceptions of the right to freedom of religion and belief in international legal theory and on tensions between liberal and value pluralist approaches. From 2000 to 2006 he served as director of the human rights program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He has also been a fellow at the Center for Theological Inquiry and University of Cape Town. Danchin's publications include, among others, Protecting the Human Rights of Religious Minorities in Eastern Europe (2002) and "The Emergence and Structure of Religious Freedom in International Law Reconsidered" (Journal of Law and Religion, 2008). He also is a scholar with the Henry R. Luce Foundation-funded "Politics of Religious Freedom: Contested Norms and Local Practices" project. Danchin earned a B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Melbourne and LL.M. and JSD from Columbia Law School.