Thibault van den Bossche

Thibault van den Bossche is advocacy officer at the European Center for Law and Justice.

Articles by Thibault van den Bossche

  • Europe

    The ultra-secular shift in the understanding of laïcité in France harms religious freedom

    Secularism is the way of life in most of Europe. But how it is defined and implemented is not uniform. Two primary models of secularism exist on the continent. On one side is the American model (widely followed across Europe), which aims to protect religions from the State. On the other side is the French concept of laïcité. Unlike the typical understanding of secularism as defined in English, the aim of laïcité is to protect the State from religions.