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Edited by Tim Allen and John Eade

This book critiques the concepts of cultural functionalism and biologised ethnicity. The chapters examine ethnicities in conflict across Europe, and have been selected on the grounds that they not only provide a rich ethnographic account of overt ethnic conflict or racial violence, but also relate these local situations to wider processes. The contributors do not put forward a single homogeneous point of view, but they all assume perspectives that are opposed to the prevalent simplistic primordialism of most media coverage and political analysis. Most of the contributors are anthropologists and have presented drafts of their chapters at a series of meetings organised by a network called the Forum Against Violence. Many of the articles have appeared previously in the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (Volume 4). This book should be of interest to academics and practitioners in the fields of human rights, anthropology and related topics.

Religion, Human Rights and International Law

A Critical Examination of Islamic State Practices

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Edited by Javaid Rehman and Susan Breau

Freedom of religion is a subject, which has throughout human history been a source of profound disagreements and conflict. In the modern era, religious-based intolerance continues to provide lacerative and tormenting concern to the possibility of congenial human relationships. As the present study examines, religions have been relied upon to perpetuate discrimination and inequalities, and to victimise minorities to the point of forcible assimilation and genocide. The study provides an overview of the complexities inherent in the freedom of religion within international law and an analysis of the cultural-religious relativist debate in contemporary human rights law. As many of the chapters examine, Islamic State practices have been a major source of concern. In the backdrop of the events of 11 September 2001, a considerable focus of this volume is upon the Muslim world, either through the emergent State practices and existing constitutional structures within Muslim majority States or through Islamic diasporic communities resident in Europe and North-America.

Edited by Carolyn Evans and Mark W. Janis

One of the great tasks, perhaps the greatest, weighing on modern international lawyers is to craft a universal law and legal process capable of ordering relations among diverse people with differing religions, histories, cultures, laws, and languages. In so doing, we need to take the world's peoples as we find them and not pretend out of existence their wide variety.
This volume builds on the eleven essays edited by Mark Janis in 1991 in The Influence of Religion and the Development of International Law, more than doubling its authors and essays and covering more religious traditions. Now included are studies of the interface between international law and ancient religions, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as essays addressing the impact of religious thought on the literature and sources of international law, international courts, and human rights law.

Edited by Mark W. Janis and Carolyn Evans

One of the great tasks, perhaps the greatest, weighing on modern international lawyers is to craft a universal law and legal process capable of ordering relations among diverse people with differing religions, histories, cultures, laws, and languages. In so doing, we need to take the world's peoples as we find them and not pretend out of existence their wide variety.
This volume, now available in paperback, builds on the eleven essays edited by Mark Janis in 1991 in The Influence of Religion and the Development of International Law, more than doubling its authors and essays and covering more religious traditions. Now included are studies of the interface between international law and ancient religions, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as essays addressing the impact of religious thought on the literature and sources of international law, international courts, and human rights law.

for Helsinki Monitor. Peter Moree is representative for the cooperating Netherlands Protestant Churches in Middle and Eastern countries, Prague. Yannick du Pont is lecturer in Balkan studies at the Eastern European Institute at the University of Amsterdam. In 1999 he participated in the OSCE

, currently working for the Brussels-based Human Rights Without Frontiers Int. Peter Morée organises seminars for the Protestant Churches in the Netherlands on religion, transformation and democracy in co-operation with partners in the Balkans. Latinka Perovic is a historian and also a former political leader

state. It sometimes found different answers to those of its protestant counterpart. Its role in a clear formulation of religious freedom is recognized by Kunter, but it would have been helpful if she would have compared both camps more substantially. Kunter's study gives a well documented and systemetic

Ekaterina A. Smyslova

come from the elderly and invalids who, locked from their four walls, long to meet someone of their own faith. In recent years they were visited regularly by believers from Protestant confessions, who organized concerts and humanitarian aid for them, and discussed with them the joyful life with God

Jan van Veen

IKV en Pax Christi en Kerk en Wereld bij elkaar gestoken. Besloten werd tot het voorbereiden van een Europese Oecumenische Conferentie over het Culturele Erfgoed van Europa. Daartoe werd de samenwerking gezocht met de Europese Kerkenconferentie (An- glicaans, Orthodox en Protestant) en de Raad van de