The Changing Nature of Religious Rights Under International Law

The Changing Nature of Religious Rights Under International Law

Author: Malcolm Evans

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199684229

Category: Law

Page: 327

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The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, is the only universal human rights instrument specifically focusing on religious intolerance and discrimination. However, recent years have seen increasing controversy surrounding this right, in both political and legal contexts. The European Court of Human Rights has experienced a vast expansion in the number of cases it has had brought before it concerning religious freedom, and politically the boundaries of the right have been much disputed. This book provides a systematic analysis of the different approaches to religious rights which exist in public international law. The book explores how particular institutional perspectives emerge in the context of these differing approaches. It examines, and challenges, these institutional perspectives. It identifies new directions for approaching religious rights through international law by examining existing legal tools, and assesses their achievements and shortcomings. It studies religious organisations' support for international human rights protection, as well as religious critique of international human rights and the development of an alternative religious 'Bills of Rights'. It investigates whether expressions of members belonging to religious minorities can be considered under the minority right to culture, rather than the right to religion, and discusses the benefits and shortcomings of such a route. It analyses the reach and limits of the provisions in the 1981 Declaration, identifies ways in which the right is being eroded as a concept, and suggests new ways in which the right can be reinforced and protected.
Routledge Handbook of Law and Religion
Language: en
Pages: 426
Authors: Silvio Ferrari
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-05 - Publisher: Routledge

The field of law and religion studies has undergone a profound transformation over the last thirty years, looking beyond traditional relationships between State and religious communities to include rights of religious liberty and the role of religion in the public space. This handbook features new, specially commissioned papers by a
Religion, Human Rights and International Law
Language: en
Pages: 569
Authors: Javaid Rehman, Susan Carolyn Breau
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

Freedom of religion is a subject, which has throughout human history been a source of profound disagreements and conflict. In the modern era, religious-based intolerance continues to provide lacerative and tormenting concern to the possibility of congenial human relationships. As the present study examines, religions have been relied upon to
The Changing Nature of Religious Rights Under International Law
Language: en
Pages: 327
Authors: Malcolm Evans, Peter Petkoff, Julian Rivers
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, is the only universal human rights instrument specifically focusing on religious intolerance and discrimination. However, recent years have seen increasing controversy surrounding
Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective : Legal Perspectives
Language: en
Pages: 670
Authors: Johan David Van der Vyver, John F. Witte
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-02-09 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

In this Dickensian century' of human rights, the world has cultivated the best of religious rights protections, but witnessed the worst of religious rights abuses. In this volume, Jimmy Carter, John T. Noonan, Jr., and a score of leading jurists assess critically and comparatively the religious rights laws and practices
Current Issues in Law and Religion
Language: en
Pages: 548
Authors: Silvio Ferrari
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

This volume focuses on issues that have only recently come to the forefront of the discipline such as freedom from religion, ordination of homosexuals, apostasy, security and fundamentalism, issues that are linked to the common themes of secularism and globalization. Although these subjects are not new to the academic debate,