|Aernout J. Nieuwenhuis
studied political science, philosophy and law. His
thesis (Amsterdam 1991) was on freedom of the press and
press policy: press merger control and state aid for the
press in France, Germany, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
He was awarded a research fellowship of the Royal
Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, resulting in
the book Over de grens van de uitingsvrijheid (Beyond
the limits of freedom of speech. Justifications and
restrictions of freedom of speech in the United States,
Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands,
He is member of the
constitutional law department and affiliate member of
the Institute of Information Law. He lectures on
constitutional and administrative law, and he gives the
optional courses `Comparative constitutional law', and
`Freedom of speech'. He is co-author of the book Uitingsvrijheid
(Freedom of Expression, Amsterdam 2000) and he
publishes regularly on constitutional law and
information law issues. He is a member of the editorial
staff of the information law journal Mediaforum.
The protection of artistic
expression under article 10 of the European Convention
on Human Rights, Kunst und Recht, 2012-3/4, p. 110-116.
State and religion, a multidimensional relationship:
Some comparative law remarks, International Journal
of Consitutional Law, 2012-1, p. 153-174.
Comparative law research regarding the relationship
between state and religion often uses models. These
models normally run from more to less separation
between state and religion. In this article it will
be argued that this approach is too simple. The
relationship between state and religion has various
dimensions. A fragmentary overview of current issues
in a number of countries shows that religionís
role may differ widely in different domains.
concept of pluralism in the case-law of the European Court
of Human Rights, European Constitutional Law Review,
2007-3, p. 367-384.
Meanings of pluralism
in different disciplines - Meaning in jurisprudence,
esp. European Court of Human Rights - Feature of society
and idea of society - Individual freedom v. group
existence - Politics, religion, education - Pluralism as
expression of rights and as guarantee of rights -
Rejection of legal pluralism - Contradiction of elitist
theory - State protection of pluralism and its limits