This volume of
Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers the Netherlands and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Dutch language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.
Agnieszka Szumigalska, Ph.D. (2012), holds a European Doctorate in Political Science (University of Wroclaw/VU University Amsterdam) and is research fellow at VU University Amsterdam. Her academic interests centre on relations between politics and religion in the Netherlands and Poland, and European standards of religious freedom.
Academic and practising lawyers, legislators and government officials, as well as researchers working on Islam and more generally on religion and state in Europe.