Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives, Volume 2

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Van der Vyver, J. D., Johan David Van der Vyver, John Witte, Jr.
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1996 - Political Science - 670 pages
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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, Jimmy Carter, John T. Noonan, Jr., and 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

Acknowledgments
ix
A Comparative Framework
1
Methodological Foundations
45
Religious Human Rights Under the United Nations
79
The Role of Secular NonGovernmental Organizations
135
The Cultivation and Protection
161
The Impact of Religious Rules on Public Life in Germany
191
Religious Liberty in the United Kingdom
205
Religious Human Rights and the Principle
331
Religious Human Rights in the State of Israel
349
Africas Search for Religious Human Rights Through
391
Problematizing
417
Religious Human Rights in South Africa
441
Religious Human Rights in Latin America
467
Religious Human Rights in Central America
483
A Draft Model Law on Freedom of Religion With Commentary
559

The Main Problems of Religious Freedom in Eastern Europe
243
Religious Human Rights in PostCommunist Balkan Countries
263
Religious Rights in Russia at a Time
285
Adjudicating Rights of Conscience Under the European
305
The Tensions and the Ideals
593
Bibliography of Books and Articles Cited
607
Biographical Sketches of Contributors
637
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John Witte Jr. is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He has published 120 articles and 20 books, including "Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation" and "The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Early Modern Calvinism,"

Frank S. Alexander is Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He has published a dozen volumes, including "The Weightier Matters of the Law: Essays on Law and Religion,

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