Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Poland


This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Poland and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims in Europe. The legal texts are published in the original Polish language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.

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Paweł Borecki PhD (2005) is an academic staff member at the University of Warsaw. He has published on denominational law, constitutional law and the history of the Polish political and legal system, including Prawo wyznaniowe w świetle Konstytucji Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z 1997 roku [Eng.: Denominational Law in the light of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland] (Warsaw 2013).
Foreword by the Editors
General introduction by Agata S. Nalborczyk
1. Status of religious communities
1.1. Constitutional guarantees
1.3. Religious communities with a regulated legal status
1.3. Registered religious communities
1.4. Religious communities as associations
2. Relations between the state and Islam
2.1. Introduction
2.2. The legal basis for Muzułmański Związek Religijny - the oldest Islamic organisation in Poland
2.3. Muslim Religious Union and other Islamic religious organisations
2.4. General provisions (e.g. waqf)
2.5. Islamic religious associations and foundations
3. State (financial) support for Islamic religious communities
4. Mosques and prayer houses
5. Burial and cemeteries
6. Education and schools
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Religious education
6.3. Private schools
7. Further and higher (tertiary) education
8. Islamic chaplaincy in public institutions
9. Employment and social law
10. Islamic slaughter and food regulation
11. Islamic goods and services
12. Islamic dress
13. Criminal law
14. Family law
14.1. Private international law
14.2. Marriage and divorce
14.3. Children
Academic and practising lawyers, legislators and government officials, as well as researchers working on Islam and more generally on religion and state in Europe.
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