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Grace N. Mburu and Raquel Flores

A landlocked country in North Africa, in 2015 Sudan had a population of approximately 36 million. The Sudanese Arab ethnic group makes up around 70% of the population; other ethnic groups such as Fur, Beja, Nuba, and Fallata are also present, but their exact numbers are unknown. Islam is the state

Alberto Patiño Reyes

At present, the majority of the Mexican population consider themselves to be religious. Mexican religiousness is not a recent fashion or an invention; it is a dimension of Mexican personal and historical identity. Historically, the Catholic Church was the religion of virtually the entire population

Mark Hill QC and Thomas Jones

Saint Lucia has a land mass of approximately 617 sq. km and a total population of around 175,000 inhabitants. The island has very strong European links, which account for its present-day religious demographics, explored below. Saint Lucia is an island country situated to the northeast of

Jeroen Temperman

points out that the Greek courts did, indeed, rule on the merits without raising questions of admissibility. 32 Turning to the particulars of the case at hand and the threshold question as to whether the facts presented by the applicants satisfied the admissibility criteria, he goes on to argue

Balaniyot, Baths and Beyond

Israel’s State-Run Ritual Baths and the Rights of Women

Nahshon Perez and Elisheva Rosman-Stollman

sphere, while men belong in the public sphere. 1 This model is even more present when ritual baths are discussed. As often indicated by legal-feminist scholarship, one prominent result of the delegation of women-affairs to the private sphere, is that norms of rights or ‘justice’ do not permeate the

Sovereignty and the Constitution

The Development of Pakistan’s Grundnorm

Yaqoob Khan Bangash

traffic laws because the consensus in society is that these laws must be observed to prevent accidents. This norm, according to Kelsen, is the Grundnorm . 5 The present article focuses on a seminal moment in the constitutional history of Pakistan: the passing of the Objectives Resolution ( or ), in

Zachary R. Calo

about the present situation that remains unsettled, there is a shared form of secular order taking shape through law and religion jurisprudence. In both the us and Europe, law is secularizing, and in certain respects, pushing religion more to the margins of the social order. The regulation of religion

Anicée Van Engeland

awkward for both if external signs of belonging are present in the form of a veil or some other pieces of clothing. Besides reading the intentions of the Prophet and looking into the philosophy of Islam with regard to gender equality, Islamic feminists insist on taking into account the context in which

Regulating Religion in Italy

Constitution Does (not) Matter

Pietro Faraguna

many innovations, the Zanardelli Code treated all religions and denominations equally from the criminal point of view. One year later, the so-called Crispi Law secularized assistance and charity institutions. At the end of the 19th century the Italian state presented a paradoxical picture: formally

Mikhail Antonov

present Constitution may contradict the fundamental principles of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation.” These principles are echoed by a set of liberal rights and freedoms established in the following provision of the Constitution: “the rights and freedoms of man and citizen shall be