European Centre of Law and Justice
Dr. Puppinck was appointed director of the European Centre for Law and Justice after serving on the board for seven years. From 2003 to 2008, he taught Human Rights, International Law and Constitutional Law at the University of Haute-Alsace School of Law.
For the past ten years, Puppinck has extensively worked on religious freedom cases and political discussions within the international institutions primarily before the European Court of Human Rights. Those cases cover all areas of religious freedom, including tax issues, the autonomy of the church, church legal recognition, religious symbols, conscientious objection, family educational rights and employment. He also participated in litigation before the International Criminal Court. In the recent years he has developed advocacy and support for religious-based asylum seekers.
He also regularly serves as an expert to several committees of the Council of Europe. Recently, he was appointed to the Committee of Experts on Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and the Committee of Experts on the Reform of the European Court of Human Rights.
After earning his master's degree in law from the University of Paris, he graduated from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales where he specialized in international and European law. He holds his Ph.D., summa cum laude, from Poitiers Law School.