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Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: V. 2. Legal Perspectives

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ISBN13: 9789041101778
ISBN: 9041101772
Published: May 1998
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £290.00



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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, a score of leading jurists assess critically and comparatively the religious rights laws and practices of the international community and of selected states in the Atlantic continents.;This volume and its companion ""Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives"" are products of an ongoing project on religion, human rights and democracy undertaken by the Law and Religion Program at Emory University.

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Contents:
Perspectives on Religious Liberty: A Comparative Framework; W.C. Durham, Jr. Studying ""Religious Human Rights"": Methodological Foundations; D. Little. Religious Human Rights Under the United Nations; N. Lerner. The Role of Secular Non-Governmental Organizations in the Cultivation and Understanding of Religious Human Rights; M. Roan. The Cultivation and Protection of Religious Human Rights: The Role of the Media; J. Finn. The Impact of Religious Rules on Public Life in Germany; M. Heckel. Religious Liberty in the United Kingdom; P. Cumper. The Main Problems of Religious Freedom in Eastern Europe; T. Foldesi. Religious Human Rights in the Post-Communist Balkan Countries; P. Mojzes. Religious Rights in Russia at a Time of Tumultuous Transition: A Historical Theory; H.J. Berman. Adjudicating Rights of Conscience Under the European Convention on Human Rights; T.J. Gunn. Religious Human Rights and the Principle of Legal Pluralism in the Middle East; S.A. Arjomand. Religious Human Rights in the State of Israel; A. Maoz. Africa's Search for Religious Human Rights Through Returning to Wells of Living Water; J.S. Pobee. Limitations on Religious Rights: Problematizing Religious Freedom in the African Context; M. wa Mutua. Religious Human Rights in South Africa; L.M. du Plessis. Religious Human Rights in Latin America; P.E. Sigmund. Religious Human Rights in Central America; S.M. Ibarra. The American Experiment in Religious Human Rights: The Perennial Search for Principles; J. Witte, Jr. A Draft Model Law on Freedom of Religion, With Commentary; D. Shelton. The Tensions and the Ideals; J.T. Noonan, Jr.