Hans-Martien ten Napel in national and international media
For the second time in six months, Hans-Martien ten Napel has been invited to write the opening essay for a series of international blog posts.
The first time in July 2019, he kicked off a series of blogs on the right to freedom of religion or belief on the Religion and Global Society Blog of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The second time was his essay to mark the start of a series on the relationship between natural rights and human rights in light of the recently installed Commission on Unalienable Rights of the US State Department. This series is published on the Canopy Forum of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, USA. The title of the essay which was developed while teaching is: “A Natural Law Basis for Human Rights?”
At the end of November last year, the cover story of Dutch news and opinion magazine CW Opinie (see photo) was on Hans Martien’s book Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human, a paperback edition of which was published in 2019. The interview, entitled “De liberale democratie is bezig haar eigen graf te graven” (liberal democracy is digging its own grave), was previously published on new media platform Het Goede Leven.
Hans-Martien also responded (in Dutch) to the assertion by integration expert Walter Palm that “the creeping poison of islamophobia has reached the Constitution” in newspaper the Reformatorisch Dagblad. His book, among other things, was also referred to by lawyer J. van den Brink in an article in the Netherlands Law Journal entitled: “Subsidie aan levensbeschouwelijke organisaties is ook van deze tijd” (on today’s subsidizing of ideological organisations).