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Raimund Süess, René Pahud de Mortanges

—are similar. The majority system is characterised by the fact that the two major denominations, the Roman Catholic and the Protestant Churches, are recognised under public law. With the recognition of a reli...



Riots taking place in the Northern Irish town of Portadown are analysed in the context of the 'right to march'. The paper concentrates specifically on the demands by a number of Protestant organisations that they should be allowed to parade along roads which they have followed for many years despite the objections of a large majority of the Roman Catholic, Nationalist community living along parts of the route. To understand fully these disputes it is necessary to examine the political and social situation that pertains to a particular time and place. The paper will also draw on comparative material in order to explore the general nature of political rituals since they are also elements of what took place locally which are common to most societies. I particularly wish to reject any notion that ethnic groups in N. Ireland are in some way trapped by their history since, on the contrary, research into public rituals such as these parades reveals the ways in which they are used as a dynamic political resource through changing historical circumstances.

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.

Jaymelee Kim and Tricia Redeker Hepner

’. 52 In Namokora, a 65 year old Protestant farmer explained that ‘a school could be built next to the grave and the dead would feel happy…the school would be made in the name of the dead; they would understand that the community is thinking of them’. 53 In the latter, the farmer suggested that

M. Ya’kub Aiyub Kadir

, Protestants, Hindus, Buddhists. These minorities are mainly protected under the principle of non-discrimination under Article 28 D and 28 I of the Constitution, which states that “every person has the right to equality before the law”, and “free from any discrimination for any reasons, and entitled to be

Eric Herman Ngwa Nfobin

of Alsace is Préfet in Marseilles, a Breton, magistrate in Corsica, or the other way round, a Catholic or an atheist may in turn head a university, a Protestant is general or prime minister, a son of an immigrant Jew becomes a top-ranking civil servant, a workman becomes member of government, a

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