Growing religious antagonisms are challenging the ultimate goal of ‘living together’ in peaceful societies.
Religion and International Law explores international law responses, beginning with their historic roots, before the perspective shifts to the role of religious institutions and religious law. Contributions of different human rights bodies are analyzed, before further sections deal with the international protection of religion, the relationship between religious beliefs and freedom of expression, and the roles of other individual rights.
This book originates from the long-standing cooperation between the German and the French Societies of International Law, thus bringing together the traditions of French laicism and a cooperative German approach. Experts from Austria, Italy, Poland, Portugal and the UK complement the pan-European perspective.
Robert Uerpmann-Wittzack, (1966) is Professor of Public and International Law at the University of Regensburg. He has a special focus on European Human Rights Law and is a co-editor of the international law journal Archiv des Völkerrechts.
Evelyne Lagrange, is Professor of Public Law at the Sorbonne Law School (University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne). She focuses on international institutional law (Traité de droit des organisations internationales, co-edited with J.-M. Sorel, Lextenso, 2013) and is co-editor of the Annuaire français de droit international.
Stefan Oeter, (1958) is Professor for Public Law, European Community Law and Public International Law at the University of Hamburg and President of the Historical Commission of the International Society for Military Law and the Laws of War. His research covers especially minority rights and IHL.
All interested in legal scholarship and practice concerning religion and the law. Legal scholars, Government officials, lawyers working for religious organizations, international organizations or NGOs.