Jeroen Temperman is professor of international law and religion and head of the department of international and European Union Law at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the editor-in-chief of Religion & Human Rights. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has appointed him as a member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief. He is co-founder, together with colleagues from several Erasmus University faculties, of the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge (EIPK).

His research is focused on freedom of religion or belief, the right to education, freedom of expression and extreme speech, religion–state relationships, and equality. He coordinates the inter-departmental research programme “Rethinking the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalisation, Privatisation, and Multiculturalisation”.

His latest books Religious Hatred and International Law and Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression have both been published by Cambridge University Press, while Corporate Religious Freedom and the Rights of Others was recently released by Eleven International Publishing.

He teaches courses on Human Rights, Globalization, and Public International Law.

Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Dept. of International Law

Post box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Email: temperman [at]