Freedom of Religion and Belief A World Report

Freedom of Religion and Belief  A World Report
Author: Kevin Boyle,Juliet Sheen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN: 113472229X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion and Belief A World Report Book Excerpt:

This report, the first of its kind yet to be published, provides a detailed and impartial account of how the individual's right to hold beliefs is understood, protected or denied throughout the world. Consisting of accessible, short edited entries based on drafts commissioned from experts living in the countries surveyed, it exposes persecution and discrimination in virtually all world regions. The book: * provides an analysis of United Nations standards of freedom of religion and belief * covers over fifty countries, divided into regions and introduced by a regional overview * covers themes including: the relationships between belief groups and the state; freedom to manifest belief in law and practice; religion and schools; religious minorities; new religious movements; the impact of beliefs on the status of women; and the extent to which conscientious objection to military service is recognised by governments * draws on examples of accommodation and co-operation between different religions and beliefs and identifies the main challenges to be overcome if the diversity of human conviction is to be established.

Facilitating Freedom of Religion or Belief A Deskbook

Facilitating Freedom of Religion or Belief  A Deskbook
Author: W. Cole Durham,Tore Sam Lindholm,Bahia Tahzib-Lie,NA Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief,NA Norway,NA Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter,NA Brigham Young University
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1017
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN: 9401756163
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facilitating Freedom of Religion or Belief A Deskbook Book Excerpt:

Freedom of Religion or Belief

Freedom of Religion or Belief
Author: Heiner Bielefeldt,Nazila Ghanea,Michael Wiener
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN: 0191009180
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion or Belief Book Excerpt:

Violations of religious freedom and violence committed in the name of religion grab our attention on a daily basis. Freedom of religion or belief is a key human right: the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, numerous conventions, declarations and soft law standards include specific provisions on freedom of religion or belief. The 1981 Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief has been interpreted since 1986 by the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. Special Rapporteurs (for example those on racism, freedom of expression, minority issues and cultural rights) and Treaty Bodies (for example the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Committee on the Rights of the Child) have also elaborated on freedom of religion or belief in the context of their respective mandates. Freedom of Religion or Belief: An International Law Commentary is the first commentary to look comprehensively at the international provisions for the protection of freedom of religion or belief, considering how they are interpreted by various United Nations Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies. Structured around the thematic categories of the United Nations Special Rapporteur's framework for communications, the commentary analyses, for example, the limitations on the wearing of religious symbols and vulnerable situations, including those of women, detainees, refugees, children, minorities and migrants, through a combination of scholarly expertise and practical experience.

Freedom of Religion and Belief

Freedom of Religion and Belief
Author: Rinaldo Cristofori,Silvio Ferrari
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351935771
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion and Belief Book Excerpt:

The essays and articles selected for this volume analyze what is generally understood by freedom of religion and belief in today’s world. The different aspects of this fundamental right are considered from the contents of freedom of religion, to the possible limitations of this freedom; and from the freedom of, or freedom from, conundrum to the question of the collective or individual right. This volume reflects legal, philosophical and international perspectives, addresses numerous unanswered questions and offers an effective overview of the current literature and debate in this aspect of the discipline of law and religion.

Equality Freedom and Religion

Equality  Freedom  and Religion
Author: Roger Trigg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN: 0191613371
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Equality Freedom and Religion Book Excerpt:

Is religious freedom being curtailed in pursuit of equality, and the outlawing of discrimination? Is enough effort made to accommodate those motivated by a religious conscience? All rights matter but at times the right to put religious beliefs into practice increasingly takes second place in the law of different countries to the pursuit of other social priorities. The right to freedom of belief and to manifest belief is written into all human rights charters. In the United States religious freedom is sometimes seen as 'the first freedom'. Yet increasingly in many jurisdictions in Europe and North America, religious freedom can all too easily be 'trumped' by other rights. Roger Trigg looks at the assumptions that lie behind the subordination of religious liberty to other social concerns, especially the pursuit of equality. He gives examples from different Western countries of a steady erosion of freedom of religion. The protection of freedom of worship is often seen as sufficient, and religious practices are separated from the beliefs which inspire them. So far from religion in general, and Christianity in particular, providing a foundation for our beliefs in human dignity and human rights, religion is all too often seen as threat and a source of conflict, to be controlled at all costs. The challenge is whether any freedom can preserved for long, if the basic human right to freedom of religious belief and practice is dismissed as of little account, with no attempt to provide any reasonable accommodation. Given the central role of religion in human life, unnecessary limitations on its expression are attacks on human freedom itself.

Freedom of Religion or Belief

Freedom of Religion or Belief
Author: Paul T. Babie,Neville G. Rochow,Brett G. Scharffs
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-05-29
ISBN: 1788977807
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion or Belief Book Excerpt:

Using the metaphor of ‘constitutional space’, this thought-provoking book describes the confluence and convergence of powers in a constitutional system, comprised of the principled exercise of the legislative, executive and judicial powers of constitutional government. Addressing the issues surrounding the freedom of religion or belief, the book explores the dimensions of constitutional space and the content of this freedom, as well as comparative approaches to defining and protecting this freedom.

Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey

Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey
Author: Mine Yıldırım,Özgür Heval Ҫınar
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-08-20
ISBN: 1443866121
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey Book Excerpt:

The protection of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion is one of the most basic tenets of a democratic society. This right is not only crucial for those who believe, but is also so for atheists, agnostics and sceptics who have no religious beliefs. It is also considered a cornerstone of a democratic society and is closely linked to pluralism, tolerance and open-mindedness. Turkey has been involved in an accession process in order to become a full member of the European Union (EU) since 2005. The Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi – AKP), which first formed a government after its election victory of 2002, pledged to introduce reforms and lift prohibitions. Hence, although the AKP has made significant progress towards meeting the political norms required for EU membership in its twelve years in power, there are many outstanding restrictions regarding the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion which remain in place. This book provides an overview of recent developments pertaining to the protection of the right to freedom of religion and belief in Turkey, a country that in its constitution is defined as a democratic and secular state. As it is not feasible to examine all questions in one book, this study will confine itself to the most topical and urgent issues.

The European Court of Human Rights and the Freedom of Religion or Belief

The European Court of Human Rights and the Freedom of Religion or Belief
Author: Jeroen Temperman,T. Jeremy Gunn,Malcolm D. Evans
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN: 9004346902
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The European Court of Human Rights and the Freedom of Religion or Belief Book Excerpt:

The European Court of Human Rights and the Freedom of Religion or Belief is the first systematic analyis of the Court's first twenty-five years of jurisprudence on one of the most hotly contested areas of human rights.

Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey

Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey
Author: Özgür Heval Çınar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2021-03-27
ISBN: 3030700771
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey Book Excerpt:

The freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, from which stem the tenets of pluralism, tolerance, and open-mindedness, are some of the most basic freedoms of a democratic society. This book illustrates the current state of the freedom of religion or belief in Turkey and the challenges and complex problems facing it, concentrating on the most topical issues: being compelled to reveal one’s religion and beliefs on the national identity card; the right of conscientious objection and conscientious objectors; compulsory religious education; recognition of faith groups and the opening of places of worship; and using and wearing religious symbols and dress in the public sphere.

The Freedom of Religion and Its Limits in Greece and the Netherlands

The Freedom of Religion and Its Limits in Greece and the Netherlands
Author: Konstantinos Margaritis
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 364099499X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Freedom of Religion and Its Limits in Greece and the Netherlands Book Excerpt:

Master's Thesis from the year 2009 in the subject Law - Public Law / Constitutional Law / Basic Rights, grade: 7/10, Tilburg University, language: English, abstract: Freedom of religion is of classical value. It concerns everyone and therefore has attracted much of research activity worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to present the freedom of religion as it is included in the Constitutions of two EU Member States with a different cultural and historical background, Greece and the Netherlands. The starting point will be the constitutional history of the countries concerning this specific freedom and its constitutional development up to nowadays. A brief case-law analysis of important ECHR cases is also included. Afterwards, a comparative approach is attempted with reference to the major historical and social facts that influenced changes and policies adopted within the status of freedom of religion in Greece and the Netherlands.

Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law

Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law
Author: Marika McAdam
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 1351802194
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom from Religion and Human Rights Law Book Excerpt:

Although human rights belong to all persons on the basis of their humanity, this book demonstrates that in the practice of international human rights law, the freedom to be non-religious or atheist does not receive the same protection as the freedom to be religious. Despite the claimed universality of freedom of religion and belief contained in article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the key assertion made is that there is a hierarchy of religion and belief, with followers of major established religions enjoying high protection and low regulation at the top, and atheists and non-believers enduring high persecution and weaker protection at the bottom. The existence of this hierarchy is proven and critiqued through three case study chapters that respectively explore the extent to which non-religious and atheist rights-holders enjoy freedom from proselytism, freedom from hate and freedom from the religions of their parents.

Religious Freedom Religious Discrimination and the Workplace

Religious Freedom  Religious Discrimination and the Workplace
Author: Lucy Vickers
Publsiher: Hart Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN: 9781474203395
Category: Freedom of religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Right of the Child to Religious Freedom in International Law

The Right of the Child to Religious Freedom in International Law
Author: Sylvie Langlaude
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-12-12
ISBN: 904742350X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Right of the Child to Religious Freedom in International Law Book Excerpt:

The child’s right to religious freedom in international law has never been considered in a comprehensive fashion, yet key issues include the prevention of indoctrination, religious clothing, the relationship of the child with parents and religious communities, and the duties of the state to the child. Building on a sociological analysis of religious children, a body of international legal materials is analysed against a theoretical model of what the child’s right ought to be. This book is the first attempt at analysing what international law says on the question, the result is a compelling analysis of the definitive position of international law on the child’s right to religious freedom.

Freedom of Religion Or Belief

Freedom of Religion Or Belief
Author: Heiner Bielefeldt,Nazila Ghanea,Michael Wiener
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0198703988
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion Or Belief Book Excerpt:

Violations of religious freedom and violence committed in the name of religion grab our attention on a daily basis. Freedom of Religion or Belief is a key human right, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, numerous conventions, declarations and soft law standards include specific provisions on freedom of religion or belief. The 1981 Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief has been interpreted since 1986 by the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. Special Rapporteurs (for example those on racism, freedom of expression, minority issues and cultural rights) and Treaty Bodies (for example the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Committee on the Rights of the Child) have also elaborated on freedom of religion or belief in the context of their respective mandates. Freedom of Religion or Belief: An International Law Commentary is the first commentary to look comprehensively at the international provisions for the protection of freedom of religion or belief, considering how they are interpreted by various United Nations Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies. Structured around the thematic categories of the United Nations Special Rapporteur's framework for communications, the commentary analyses the limitations on the wearing of religious symbols and vulnerable situations, including those of women, detainees, refugees, children, minorities and migrants, through a combination of scholarly expertise and practical experience.

The Right to Freedom of Religion Belief

The Right to Freedom of Religion   Belief
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 1596051639
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Right to Freedom of Religion Belief Book Excerpt:

As the geographical diversity of the Muslim world stretches from Europe to Africa, through the Middle East and into Asia, this region mirrors a central finding of this study - that predominantly Muslim countries include an array of constitutional measures addressing the role of Islam and the scope of the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief, and other related human rights.THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION & BELIEF analyzes these constitutional measures currently in place related to the relationship between religion and the state in addition to freedom of religion or belief in predominantly Muslim countries.Issued in March 2005 as The Religion-State Relationship and the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Comparative Textual Analysis of the Constitutions of Predominantly Muslim Countries, this report was originally prepared by Tad Stahnke, J.D., Deputy Director for Policy; and Robert C. Blitt, M.A., J.D., LL.M., Legal Policy Analyst of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).USCIRF is an independent federal commission created the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to monitor the status of freedom of thought, conscience, and relation or belief abroad and to give independent recommendations to the Secretary of State and Congress. For additional information about the Commission, please visit www.uscirf.gov.

State Security Regimes and the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief

State Security Regimes and the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief
Author: Karen Murphy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2013
ISBN: 041550614X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State Security Regimes and the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief Book Excerpt:

Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University College, Dublin, 2010.

The Institutional Dictionary of Freedom of Religion or Belief

The Institutional Dictionary of Freedom of Religion or Belief
Author: Cometan
Publsiher: Astral Publishing
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2021-07-16
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Institutional Dictionary of Freedom of Religion or Belief Book Excerpt:

This Dictionary of Freedom of Religion or Belief is published by the Astronist Institution through its imprint press Astral Publishing and will stand as the third entry in the Institutional Reference Works series. This Dictionary of Freedom of Religion or Belief provides a vast selection of terms covering all areas of religious liberty advocacy, the history of freedom of religion, human rights violations effecting religious freedom, current affairs and the mechanisms that the United Nations and other key organisations have put in place to ensure religious and belief freedoms are protected for every human being around the world. Compiled by Cometan, this dictionary follows on from the Concise Dictionary of Astronism (First Edition; 2020) and The Institutional Dictionary of Astronism (First Edition; 2021).

Freedom of Religion Or Belief Anti Sect Movements and State Neutrality

Freedom of Religion Or Belief  Anti Sect Movements and State Neutrality
Author: Danny Schäfer,Corinna Schwarzer
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012
ISBN: 3643998643
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion Or Belief Anti Sect Movements and State Neutrality Book Excerpt:

The European Federation of Centers of Research and Information on Sectarianism (FECRIS) unites 25 European organizations to fight against minorities of religion or beliefs that they label as sects. This book focuses on the FECRIS member associations in five European countries: France, the cradle of laicite; Austria and Germany, where public powers and dominant churches lead a common struggle against sects; and Serbia and Russia, two Orthodox countries in which FECRIS member associations include Orthodox missionary departments. Can their activities be reconciled with the public funding granted to FECRIS and its affiliates, as well as the international standards to guarantee freedom of religion and belief? This is the question addressed in this volume. (Series: Religion - State - Society / Religion - Staat - Gesellschaft. Journal for the Study of Beliefs and Worldviews)

Freedom of Religion or Belief

Freedom of Religion or Belief
Author: Bahiyyih G. Tahzib
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-27
ISBN: 9004481656
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of Religion or Belief Book Excerpt:

Freedom of religion or belief laws affecting the structuring of religious communities OSCE Review Conference September 1999

Freedom of religion or belief   laws affecting the structuring of religious communities   OSCE Review Conference  September 1999
Author: Cole Durham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 63
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom of religion or belief laws affecting the structuring of religious communities OSCE Review Conference September 1999 Book Excerpt: