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I. Introduction Issues related to freedom of religion are among the hot topics for public debate in today’s Turkey. They also make a significant part of the greater debate on constitutional principles such as secularism, rule of law and respect for human rights. In this paper, I will be

In: Religion & Human Rights

various domains. To succeed in their objectives, the states’ responses must accord with the Nigerian Constitution and other democratic norms regarding freedom of religion in democratic societies around the world. The choice of these states from Sokoto, 9 Bauchi, 10 Plateau, 11 Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Law and Religion
The idea of freedom of religion was developed in Europe in the 16th and 17th century in the context of religious diversity as an alternative for religious wars. The concept requires reconsideration in the current globalized culture: religious plurality has increased as has the awareness of the religious potential for social cohesion and for sectarian division and violence. In this volume, legal experts, sociologists, theologians, and philosophers clarify the historical development of the concept, and analyze the present situation in various countries with religious tensions. They propose possible models and solutions, and discuss the fundamental question of whether the Western model of human rights with its separation of religion and state and freedom of religion can be conceived as universal.
Authors: Diana Ginn and Kevin Kindred

come from disputes involving: the guarantee of a free trial versus freedom of the press; the guarantee of a free trial versus both freedom of religion and gender equality; and freedom of religion versus lgbtq equality rights. We are interested in how the freedom to practice and express one

In: Religion & Human Rights
Author: Rehman

Accommodating Religious Identities in an Islamic State: International Law, Freedom of Religion and the Rights of Religious Minorities * JAVAID REHMAN Lecturer in Public Law and Human Rights, University of Leeds, United Kingdom Abstract. This article examines the controversial and divisive

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
As the world enters the 21st Century, the challenges in implementing freedom of religion or belief grow more complex and more acute. How can the internationally recognized norms regarding freedom of religion or belief be meaningful for all – women and men, majorities and minorities, established religions and new religious movements, parents and children? How can tolerance, mutual respect and understanding be globally expanded? How does freedom of religion or belief relate to other human rights?
Launched by the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief, this deskbook anthology is designed as a single-volume resource for all who are concerned with facilitating improved global compliance with international standards in this vital area.
The varied and diverse topics addressed by over fifty global experts in the field provide a rich weave of many threads. The book addresses historical and philosophical background on religious human rights, applicable international norms and the international procedural mechanisms for safeguarding these norms. It surveys central areas of controversy, including registration of religious and belief organizations, emerging debates on religion and gender, parental and children’s rights, new religious movements, proselytism, and conscientious objection. Other chapters describe practical approaches to promoting tolerance and understanding through education, inter-religious dialogue, joint religious efforts addressing shared social problems, and conflict resolution initiatives. The volume also provides practical information regarding networking and other background issues that can help translate understanding of the applicable norms and procedures into action. Appendices provide texts of major international instruments on freedom of religion or belief.

wider implications for the freedom of religion or belief for all , is the main focus of the present article. The article begins by describing the religious demographic landscape in Denmark and positioning the regulation of religious communities within the framework of the Danish constitution. In this

In: Religion & Human Rights
Author: Lucy Vickers

1 Introduction Although the right to freedom of religion is granted extensive protection within the European Convention on Human Rights ( echr ), the extent to which this right is protected at work has not been so clear. For many years since Kokkinakis , the former European Commission of

In: Religion & Human Rights
Analysis of Preaching Board Laws in Some States of Northern Nigeria
In Freedom of Religion and Its Regulation in Nigeria: Analysis of Preaching Board Laws in Some States of Northern Nigeria, Ahmed Salisu Garba provides an account of how states in Northern Nigeria have enacted laws to regulate religious preaching in the spheres of influence. The work examines the debates surrounding the laws and how the state in collaboration with dominant religious groups persecuted members of minority religious in the states.
The author applied an argumentative approach to raise and analyse issues relating to the reasonability of the laws in Nigeria, reasons for their enactment, judicial review mechanisms employed in the determination of the reasonability of the laws in democracies, and how they accord with the freedom of religion clause in the Nigerian Constitution.
A human rights perspective on the relation between politics and religion
Freedom of religion consists of the right to practice, to manifest and to change one’s religion. The modern democratic state is neutral towards the variety of religions, but protects the right of citizens to practice their different religious beliefs. Recent history shows that a number of religious claims challenge the neutral state. This happens especially when secularity is rejected as the basis of the modern state. How can conflicting interpretations of the relation between religion and state be balanced in our world? This book reflects on conflicts that seem to be implied in the freedom of religion, on its causes and how they can be overcome.

Contributors are: Katajun Armipur, Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Ian Cameron, Susanne Döhnert, Leslie Francis, Carsten Gennerich, Handi Hadiwitanto, Mandy Robbins, Prof. Hans Schilderman, Stefanie Schmahl, Carl Sterkens, Alexander Unser, Johannes A. van der Ven and Hans-Georg Ziebertz.