This volume of
Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Lithuania and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Lithuanian 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.
Dalia Vitkauskaitė-Meurice, Ph.D (2009) is Associate Professor of International Law at the Military Academy of Lithuania. She is also a member of Mykolas Romeris University Human Rights Lab. She has written extensively on individual human rights, including an article in the edited volume
Limitation to the Freedom of Religion in Democratic Society (MRU, 2012).
Foreword by the Editors General Introduction 1. The Legal System of the Republic of Lithuania 2. Relations between the state and Islam 3. Mosques and Prayer Facilities 4. Burial and Cemetaries 5. Education 6. Charity 7. Health System 8. Employment and Social Law 9. Islamic Chaplaincy in Public Institutions 10. Criminal Law 11. Islamic Slaughter of Animals and Dietary Regulations 12. Islamic Dress 13. Holidays and Prayer Time 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.