Editorial Board

The Editorial Board inlcudes the members of the coordination team as well as the following CUREDI partners:

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Mark is a member of the CUREDI Editorial Board. A judge in the Employment Tribunals of England and Wales, he hears cases involving employment and discrimination law. Mark’s research interests relate to the internal law of religions, and the interaction between religious identity and secular law in the UK and EU, and to religious discrimination and human rights (especially in the workplace). He has an LLM in Canon Law, and is completing a part-time PhD on religious Courts.

Within the CUREDI project, Mark’s principal focus is on cases involving the Courts’ approach to employment and discrimination law, when dealing with issues of culture and religion. He  assists CUREDI Partners based at Oxford University, by producing and reviewing templates from the UK jurisdictions, mainly concerning these topics.

Michael Germann is Professor of Public Law, Law and Religion, and Ecclesiastical Law,  as a member of the Law Faculty of the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.

His research areas include religious freedom as guaranteed to both individuals and religious, and philosophic corporations under the German Basic Law. He is a member of the editorial board of the ‘Zeitschrift für evangelisches Kirchenrecht’ and co-editor of the third edition of the 'Handbuch des Staatskirchenrechts der Bundesrepublik Deutschland’.  As a long-standing commentator on the German Basic Law articles concerning religious freedom, he keeps track of German case law on religious freedom.

Within CUREDI, he and his team report recent cases and leading case law. He is also a reviewer and member of the CUREDI Editorial Board.

Mareike Schmidt is an Assistant Professor for Private Law and Legal Education, Faculty of Law, at the University of Hamburg. Her areas of expertise include German and comparative private law, international sales law, products liability law, the law of international arbitration as well as research on legal education.

With respect to CUREDI topics, her research focusses on cultural and religious diversity in the area of general private law in Germany, i.e. the law of contracts, torts and unjust enrichment as well as property law. In these fields she is currently conducting a systematic study of case law as well as a theoretical analysis, which are the basis for her contribution to the CUREDI database as well as the CUREDI Editorial Board.

Dr. Dr.h.c. Silvia Tellenbach is the long-time former Head of the Turkey, Iran and Arab States Unit at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (presently: 'Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law').

Within the CUREDI project, she is using her expertise in criminal law in Germany to identify court decisions, where cultural and religious diversity issues were involved. In addition to writing templates on such cases, she acts as a reviewer and is a member of the CUREDI Editorial Board.

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