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Peter Petkoff – Director of Religion, Law and International Relations Programme, Regent’s Park College, Oxford; Law Lecturer, Brunel Law School

Dr. Peter Petkoff is a Law Lecturer at the Brunel Law School and Director of the Religion, Law, and International Relations Programme, a collaborative international research network at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, in which capacity he brings together lawyers, theologians, philosophers, and social and political scientists, to develop innovative interdisciplinary strategies for studying law, religion, and international relations from legal and theological perspectives. He is Legal Consultant on Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression for the Representative on Freedom of the Media at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, a TEPSA consultant of the European Parliament, and a consultant for the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom of Religion or Belief at the House of Lords. He is Managing Editor of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. He is writing a book for Oxford University Press on Holy Sites under International Law and has recently edited (together with Malcolm Evans and Julian Rivers) the volume The Changing Nature of Religious Rights under International Law. His work in the field of religion and public life has had impacts on policy makers and on the ways religious communities articulate their public self-perception and their attitude to law, civic values, secularism, and their own internal normative systems.