Religion and Law: An Introduction
Discussion of the way in which law engages with religious difference often takes place within the context of a single jurisdiction. Religion and Law: An Introduction, presents a comprehensive text for students, drawing on examples from across key Anglophone jurisdictions - the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa, as well as international law, to explore a broad range of issues. Aimed at a non-legal readership, this book introduces the use of legal sources and focuses on factual situations as much as legal doctrine. Key issues arising from interaction of the religious individual and the State are discussed, as well as the religious organisation or community and the State. The interaction is explored through case studies of areas as diverse as the legal regulation of religious drug use, sacred spaces and sacred places, and claims of clergy misconduct.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
What is Religion?
Approaching the Literature
Religious Interests in International Law
Religious Interests in Generally Applicable Domestic Guarantees
The State and the Individual
Other editions - View all
accepted action activities allow Amendment applicable approach argued Article 9 authority belief benefits body chapter Church of England claims Commission concern consider consideration Constitution context Convention Court dealing decision defined definition determining developed discrimination discussion duties ECHR effect EHRR employment established European example exemption exercise freedom fundamental give guarantees House Human Rights important individual instance intended international law interpretation involved issues Journal judge jurisdiction justified law and religion Law Review legislation limited Lords manifestation meaning minister minority objection organisation particular person position possible practice problem prohibition protection question registration relation relationship religion religious beliefs religious community religious interests religious organisation restriction role rules seeking significant social society sources South spiritual status statutory interpretation structures traditions United Kingdom University values violation worship