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Maîtrise in International and European Law, University of Aix-en-Provence, France
LLM in Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham
PhD, University of Bristol
Sylvie joined the School of Law at Queen's in September 2008. She holds an undergraduate law degree from the University of Aix-en-Provence (2001) and a LLM from the University of Nottingham (2002). She completed a PhD thesis at the University of Bristol on the right of the child to religious freedom in international law (2006). While doing her PhD she also taught at undergraduate level and did some consultancy work for the OSCE. From 2006-2008 she was a City Solicitors’ Educational Trust lecturer at the University of East London. She is an editorial board member for Religion and Human Rights: An International Journal (Brill) and a case note editor for the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. (OUP).
Human rights, religious liberty, children’s rights, minority rights, freedom of expression
‘Lautsi c. Italie: Contrainte et Manque de Neutralité dans la Salle de Classe?’ [Lautsi v Italy: Coercion and Lack of Neutrality in the Classroom?] (2012-2013) 6 Annuaire Droit et Religion 601-617.
‘La Liberté Religieuse de l’Enfant, l’Education Religieuse et la Prévention de la Contrainte dans le Droit International et le Droit Anglais’ [The Child’s Religious Freedom, Religious Upbringing and the Prevention of Coercion in International and English Law] (2012-2013) 6 Annuaire Droit et Religion 643-661.
Book review of Ronan McCrea, Religion and the Public Order of the European Union (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) in (2011) 47 The Irish Jurist 229-231
‘Children’s Best Interests, Religion and Custody: A Complex Relationship’ in Achilles C. Emilianides (ed), Welfare of the Child and Beliefs of the Parents: Blood Transfusion, Religious Education and Custody (Nicosia: University of Nicosia Press, 2010), 179-207.
‘The Rights of Religious Associations to External Relations: A Comparative Study of the OSCE and the Council of Europe’ (2010) 32(3) Human Rights Quarterly 502-529.
‘On How to Build a Positive Understanding of the Child’s Right to Freedom of Expression’ (2010) 10(1) Human Rights Law Review 33-66.
Book review of R. Mehdi, H. Petersen, E.R. Sand & G.R. Woodman (eds.), Law and Religion in Multicultural Societies (Copenhagen: DJØF Publishing, 2008) in (2009) 11(2) Ecclesiastical Law Journal 217-219
‘Children and Religion under Article 14 UNCRC: A Critical Analysis’ (2008) 16(4) International Journal of Children’s Rights 475-504
Book review of E. Örücü & D. Nelken (eds.), Comparative Law: A Handbook (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007) in (2008) 16(2) African Journal of International and Comparative Law 274-277
Book review of S. Knights, Freedom of Religion, Minorities and the Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007) in (2008) 8(2) Human Rights Law Review 404-407
The Right of the Child to Religious Freedom in International Law (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007)
‘97 Members of the Gldani Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v Georgia’  5 European Human Rights Law Review 583-591
‘Indoctrination, Secularism, Religious Liberty and the ECHR’ (2006) 55(4) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 929-944
‘Flogging Children with Religion: A Comment on the House of Lords’ Decision in Williamson’ (2006) 8 Ecclesiastical Law Journal 339-345