Rim-Sarah Alouane

RESEARCHER IN COMPARATIVE LAW
University of Toulouse Capitole

Rim-Sarah Alouane is an international human rights researcher and a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Law at the University Toulouse-Capitole in France. Her research focuses on religious freedom, civil liberties, constitutional law and human rights.

Rim-Sarah’s expertise is sought by international conferences, scholarly journals, and major media outlets (ABC Australia, Al Jazeera, BBC, France 24, NPR, etc.). A holder of a Master’s degree in Comparative Law, Rim-Sarah’s doctoral thesis explores the practice of Western judges (more specifically in Canada and France) acting as so-called “jurislators” with regard to the protection of religious freedom, citing current events involving the integration of religious minorities. Rim-Sarah has explored contemporary religious freedom issues as a guest lecturer at several institutions, including the Faculty of Law of Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest (Hungary) & at the University dell’Insubria in Como (Italy). She has presented her findings before peers at the Harvard-Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum at Harvard Law School (2013), the World Congress of the International Association of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy at Georgetown Law School (2015). Rim-Sarah has also been a guest speaker at Georgetown University, University of Texas-Austin, Université Paris 1-La Sorbonne, & Emory University.

Her publications appear in leading law & social sciences journals and include: 'Islam, Muslims, and Religious Freedom in Europe: A Test of Faith', (The Atlantic Council, 2018), 'Macron’s Fake News Solution Is a Problem '(Foreign Policy, 2018), 'French Muslims Stuck in the Middle: Responding to Religious Freedom in France's Presidential Elections' (The Berkley Forum, 2017), 'The French Council of State on the Burkini' (The Oxford Human Rights Hub, 2016), 'God, the Pencil, and the Judge: Exploring the Paradoxes Regarding Protection of Freedom of Religion and Expression in France' (Religion & Human Rights, 2016).

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