Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Norway


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.

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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 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.
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