This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Norway and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Norwegian 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.
Marianne Bøe, Ph.D. (2012), University of Bergen, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen. She has written a number of publications dealing with intersections of Islam, gender and law in Norway and in Iran, including the book Family Law in Contemporary Iran: Women’s Rights Activism and Sharia (I.B. Tauris, 2015).
Foreword by the Editors General Introduction 1 Status of Religious Communities 1.1 Constitutional Guarantees 1.2 Legal Recognition of Churches and Religious Communities 1.3 Registered Religious Communities 1.4 Religious Communities as Associations 1.5 Ministers of Religion (Recognition) 2 Relations between the State and Islam 2.1 Introduction 2.2 The Legal Status of Muslim Organisations in Norway 3 State Support for Islamic Religious Communities 3.1 The State Funding for Religious and Life Philosophy Communities 3.2 Revision of the State Financial Support for Religious and Life Philosophy Communities 3.3 Muslim Communities 3.4 Islamic Council Norway 4 Muslims in Integration Law 5 Mosques and Prayer Houses 6 Burial and Cemeteries 7 Education and Schools 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Compulsory Education 7.3 Religious Education 7.4 Private Schools 8 Further and Higher (Tertiary) Education 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Imam Training in Public Tertiary Education 9 Islamic Chaplaincy in Public Institutions 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Prisons 9.3 Armed Forces 9.4 Hospitals 9.5 Asylum Reception Centres 10 Employment and Social Law 10.1 Employment Law 11 Islamic Slaughter and Food Regulation 11.1 Introduction 11.2 The Use of Anaesthetics 11.3 Halal Certification 12 Islamic Goods and Services 13 Islamic Dress 13.1 Introduction 13.2 Niqab in Institutions of Higher Education 13.3 Hijab and the Police Uniform 13.4 Hijab in Courtrooms 13.5 Hijab and the Armed Forces 14 Criminal Law 15 Family Law 15.1 Private International Law 15.2 Marriage and Divorce 15.3 Children Selected BibliographyIndex
Academic and practising lawyers, legislators and government officials, as well as researchers working on Islam and more generally on religion and state in Europe.