As the tensions involving religion and society increase, the
European Court of Human Rights and the Freedom of Religion or Belief is the first systematic analysis of the first twenty-five years of the European Court's religion jurisprudence. The Court is one of the most significant institutions confronting the interactions among states, religious groups, minorities, and dissenters. In the 25 years since its first religion case,
Kokkinakis v. Greece, the Court has inserted itself squarely into the international human rights debate regarding the freedom of religion or belief. The authors demonstrate the positive contributions and the significant flaws of the Court's jurisprudence involving religion, society, and secularism.
expectations and demands stemming from their beliefs or their community, the other dictated by courts, such as the EuropeanCourtofHumanRights (ECtHR), and by domestic law.
Women are told both to veil and not to veil, and their access to the public sphere is monitored, if not restricted. As a result
14, respectively, enshrine their right to freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination in the enjoyment of all rights. 11 A number of recent trends in the jurisprudence of the EuropeanCourtofHumanRights (ECtHR) suggest that this strategy might come to bear fruit. Regarding Article 14, the
through the law and religion jurisprudence of the us Supreme Court and the EuropeanCourtofHumanRights, which together offer a window into the shaping of the post-Christian West. This article proceeds by investigating three different areas of law: religion-state relations, individual religious freedom
The themes and issues explored in this book - religion, human rights, politics and society could not be more relevant to the post 11 September 2001 world. They lie at the heart of global political debate today.
The collection explores these issues after the passing of just over two decades from the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of all Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination based on Religion or Belief. That declaration set out minimum international standards for the elimination of such discrimination. Sadly the challenge of intolerance on the basis of religion or belief continues to plague us, and tackling it seems to have become increasingly entrenched.
The complexity of this phenomenon requires expertise from different quarters. This collection draws from diplomatic, activist and theological quarters and benefits from the analysis of scholars of law, history, religious studies and sociology.
The ten chapters of this collection examine the relationship between human rights, law and religion; offer a typology for the study of religious persecution; problematise the consequences flowing from religious establishment in religiously plural society; analyse the implications of the directions being taken by the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the protections offered by the European Commission council Directive 2000/43/EC outlawing workplace discrimination; study the 1981 Declaration and its promotion through the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief; and explore the intricacies of this freedom in detail from within the context of the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.
the legal aspects of the discussion about the constitutionality of religious slaughter in Poland. In Part 3 we outline approaches to the issue in other European legal systems, namely in Germany, France (with the follow-up in the EuropeanCourtofHumanRights), and Austria, which can shed light on how
CourtofHumanRights had ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex marriages does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights. Reading the international news as translated and edited by the these pro-family activists may easily allow supporters to believe that they are truly on the side of
the rights and freedoms of others. The treaty established the possibility of application to the European Commission and EuropeanCourtofHumanRights (ECtHR) directly by individuals whose freedom was allegedly restricted, and a system of case-law developed that interpreted the freedom of religion and
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’ rights, derivative though separate from those of members. Rivers charts the shift from individual to collective approaches to questions of religious rights, giving a lucid and perceptive review of the evolving jurisprudence of the EuropeanCourtofHumanRights which focuses on rights such as legal