The Crisis that Was Not There: Notes on a Reply

Posted: 4 Jul 2009

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András Sajó

European Court of Human Rights

Date Written: July 2009


In this response to Lorenzo Zucca's critique (… A reply to Professor Sajó) of his 2008 article, Preliminaries to a Concept of Constitutional Secularism, Professor Sajó pronounces himself grateful for the opportunity to examine specific examples of the rationales being advanced in order to “create a space for special practices that do not conform to constitutional values.” At the end of the day, he remains persuaded of the dangers of including religious phraseology and concepts in law that would give “too much aid and comfort” to already privileged religious organizations, in the name of free exercise of religion.

Suggested Citation

Sajó, András, The Crisis that Was Not There: Notes on a Reply (July 2009). International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 515-528, 2009, Available at SSRN: or

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European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg, Alsace region

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