POHAM HUMAN RIGHTS LECTURE
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM & HUMAN RIGHTS
Date: Feb 25, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Venue: Brickfields Asia College (BAC), PJ Campus
VSQ @ PJ City Centre, B-2, Jalan Utara Section 14
Petaling Jaya, Selangor Tel: +603-79541769
Are human rights a threat to freedom of religion? Should religious doctrine take precedence over fundamental liberties? These are but two of many questions that arise as we look at the interplay between the principle of religious doctrine and the practicality of plurality of belief.
In addressing this interplay, Andrew Khoo will discuss how and why this has come to be such a contentious issue, and suggest ways to navigate the ebb and flow of contemporary discourse.
ANDREW KHOO has been in legal practice in Malaysia for more than 20 years. An elected member of the Bar Council since March 2009, he currently serves as Co-Chair of the Human Rights Committee.
He acted as watching brief counsel for the Malaysian Bar and the Malaysian Human Rights Commission in the S. Deepa case, for the Council of Churches Malaysia in the Herald/”Allah” case and Bible Society of Malaysia in the Jill Ireland case.
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