The Protections for Religious Rights: Law and Practice

Hardcover | October 31, 2013

byJames Dingemans, Can Yeginsu, Tom Cross

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The Protections for Relgious Rights is the first practitioner work to offer a full and systematic treatment of the law as it pertains to religious rights in the UK and abroad. A practrical working aid to a sensitive and important area of increasing litigation and public debate, this textexamines the applicable legal instruments, considers the current state of the law, and reviews domestic, comparative, and international case law to provide a comprehensive reference resource that informs on all matters of significance in this area. The protections for religious righs in the Uk are rooted in international law and the English common law. Religious conflicts have arisen when communitites have perceived that their religious rights have been targeted for suppression, or ignored. Despite international human rights instruments whichare intended to protect such rights, many courts have adopted a narrow and restrictive approach towards these aspects. With practical evaluations of the relevant international instruments which inform domestic law in the UK, the important substantive areas of employment, education, family, and goods and services, are addressed specifically in dedicated chapters. Comparative perspectives are also considered in anextensive chapter offering global treatment of legislation and authorities, drawing on expertise from the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and Turkey. Other areas where protections for religious rights are engaged are addressed in a final chapter -including coverage of places of worship, criminal law, planning, charitable status, prisons, immigration, and animal rights - making this text a complete resource for all concerned or interested in this area of law. Finally, a conclusion draws together some general observations commenting on recentlegal developments and identifying possible future change. The text includes an appendix of selected materials for easy reference to relevant extracts from international treaties, constitutions and domestic statutes.

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The Protections for Relgious Rights is the first practitioner work to offer a full and systematic treatment of the law as it pertains to religious rights in the UK and abroad. A practrical working aid to a sensitive and important area of increasing litigation and public debate, this textexamines the applicable legal instruments, consid...

James Dingemans QC (Silk 2002) is a practising barrister from 3 Hare Court, where he is also Head of Chambers. He has been a Recorder since 2003, and a Deputy High Court Judge since 2010. He is also a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple. Can Yeginsu was called to the London Bar in 2007 (Inner Temple) and is a barrister practising f...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:October 31, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. IntroductionPart I: International Standards and Protections2. The International Instruments3. Protections under the ECHR4. Comparative PerspectivesPart II: Domestic Protections5. The Human Rights Act 19986. The Equality Act 20107. Services and Public Functions, Premises, Associations8. Religion and Employment9. Religion and Education10. Religious Expression and Toleration11. Religion and the Family12. Protections for Religious Rights in other Areas13. ConclusionAppendices (relevant extracts from:)The Universal Declaration of Human RightsInternational Covenant on Civil and Political RightsThe European Convention on Human RightsThe United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or BeliefThe American Convention on Human RightsThe African Charter on Human and Peoples' RightsThe European Charter on Fundamental FreedomsConstitutions/Bills of Rights of comparator countriesThe Equality Act 2010Other domestic statutes/constitutional provisions