This volume of
Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Sweden and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Swedish 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.
Mosa Sayed is Associate Professor in private international law. He has a position as senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University. He is theme leader within the multidisciplinary research programme
The Impact of religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy (Centre of Excellence). Göran Larsson, Ph.D. (2000), is Professor of Religious Studies at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has primarily published on Islam and Muslims in Europe.
Table of contents
Foreword by the Editors Abbreviations General Introduction 1. Status of religious communities 2. State Support for Islamic Religious Communities 3. Muslims in integration laws 4. Mosques and prayer houses 5. Burial and cemeteries 6. Education and schools 7. Further and higher (tertiary) education 8. Islamic chaplaincy in public institutions 9. Employment, social laws and discrimination 10. Islamic slaughter and food regulations 11. Islamic goods and services 12. Islamic dress 13. Criminal law 14. Family law Bibliography Index
Academic and practising lawyers, legislators and government officials, as well as researchers working on Islam and more generally on religion and state in Europe.