Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Finland


This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Finland and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Finnish 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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Sanna Mustasaari is Doctoral Candidate at the University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on families, religious minorities and practices of citizenship in the context of family law, private international law and migration law.
Foreword by the Editors General Introduction 1. Status of Religious Communities 2. Relations Between the State and Islam 4. Muslims in Integration Law 5. Mosques and Prayer Houses 6. Burial and Cemeteries 7. Education and Schools 8. Chaplaincy and Freedom of Religion in Public Institutions 9. Employment and Social Rights 10. Islamic Ritual Slaughter and Food-Related Regulations 11. Islamic Goods and Services 12. Islamic Dress 13. Criminal Law 14. Family Law Bibliography Index
Academic and practising lawyers, legislators and government officials, as well as researchers working on Islam and more generally on religion and state in Europe.