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 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
1. Status of religious communities
2. Relations between the state and Islam
3. State support for Islamic religious communities
4. Muslims in integration law
5. Mosques and prayer houses
6. Burial and cemeteries
7. Education and schools
8. Further and higher (tertiary) education
9. Islamic chaplaincy in public institutions
10. Employment and social law
11. Islamic slaughter and food regulation
12. Islamic goods and services
13. Islamic dress
14. Criminal law
15. Family law
Academic and practising lawyers, legislators and government officials, as well as researchers working on Islam and more generally on religion and state in Europe.