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Religion and the Law in The United Kingdom 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9789041154392
Previous Edition ISBN: 9789041134400
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £61.00



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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient resource provides systematic information on how the United Kingdom deals with the role religion plays or can play in society, the legal status of religious communities and institutions, and the legal interaction among religion, culture, education, and media.

After a general introduction describing the social and historical background, the book goes on to explain the legal framework in which religion is approached. Coverage proceeds from the principle of religious freedom through the rights and contractual obligations of religious communities; international, transnational, and regional law effects; and the legal parameters affecting the influence of religion in politics and public life. Also covered are legal positions on religion in such specific fields as church financing, labour and employment, and matrimonial and family law. A clear and comprehensive overview of relevant legislation and legal doctrine make the book an invaluable reference source and very useful guide.

Succinct and practical, this book will prove to be of great value to practitioners in the myriad instances where a law-related religious interest arises in the United Kingdom. Academics and researchers will appreciate its value as a thorough but concise treatment of the legal aspects of diversity and multiculturalism in which religion plays such an important part.

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Subjects:
Ecclesiastical Law
Contents:
Part I. Legal Framework and Sources.
Chapter 1. Constitutional Position of Religion.
Chapter 2. Other Legislation with Regard to Religion.
Chapter 3. Typology of the System.

Part II. Religious Freedom in General.
Chapter 1. Individual Religious Freedom.
Chapter 2. Collective Religious Freedom.
Chapter 3. Organizational Religious Freedom.

Part III. Legal Status of Religious Communities.
Chapter 1. Formal Status of Religious Communities.
Chapter 2. Autonomy of Religious Communities.
Chapter 3. Fundamental Rights and Religious Communities.
Chapter 4. Contractual Religious Freedom.

Part IV. International, Transnational and Regional Effects on Religious Communities.
Chapter 1. International Law Affecting Religious Communities.
Chapter 2. Transnational Law Affecting Religious Communities.
Chapter 3. Regional Law Affecting Religious Communities.

Part V. Religion and Politics.
Chapter 1. Religion Influence in Politics.
Chapter 2. Political Influence in Religion.
Chapter 3. Interaction between Religion and State on a Political and Legal Level.

Part VI. Labour Law within Religious Communities.
Chapter 1. Scope of Application of Labour Law.
Chapter 2. Religious Ministers and Labour Law.
Chapter 3. Other Church Employees and Labour Law.

Part VII. Religious Communities and Protection of the Individual.
Chapter 1. Protection of Privacy.
Chapter 2. Freedom to Marry.
Chapter 3. Freedom of Expression.
Chapter 4. Due Process Norms and Religious Groups.
Chapter 5. Professional Secrecy.
Chapter 6. Medical Ethics.
Chapter 7. Non-discrimination.
Chapter 8. Penal Law and Religion.

Part VIII. Church Financing.
Chapter 1. Direct Financing of Religious Communities.
Chapter 2. Indirect Financing of Religious Communities.
Part IX. Education.
Chapter 1. Religious Education in Public and Private Schools.
Chapter 2. Religious Schools.

Part X. Matrimonial and Family Law.
Chapter 1. Legal Position of Religious Marriage.
Chapter 2. Religious Family Law.

Part XI. Religion and Culture.
Chapter 1. Religion and Art.
Chapter 2. Religion and Media.
Chapter 3. Religion and Civil Society.
Chapter 4. Religion and Public Debate.

Selected Bibliography.
Index