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Free Exercise After The Arab Spring: Protecting Egypt’S Religious Minorities Under The Country’S New Constitution, James Michael Nossett Oct 2014

Free Exercise After The Arab Spring: Protecting Egypt’S Religious Minorities Under The Country’S New Constitution, James Michael Nossett

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Freedom Of Religion In Public Schools In Germany And In The United States, Inke Muehlhoff Sep 2014

Freedom Of Religion In Public Schools In Germany And In The United States, Inke Muehlhoff

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Burka Ban: Divergent Approaches To Freedom Of Religion In France And In The U.S.A., Ioanna Tourkochoriti Mar 2012

The Burka Ban: Divergent Approaches To Freedom Of Religion In France And In The U.S.A., Ioanna Tourkochoriti

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

Six years after prohibiting the wearing of headscarves by students in public schools, the French state passed a law prohibiting the wearing of burkas in public places. Compared to France, in the United States there is more tolerance for wearing signs of religious affiliation. The difference in legal responses can be understood in reference to a different background understanding of the fundamental presuppositions of republicanism in the two legal and political orders, which also define their conception of secularism. The law enacted in France can be understood in a general frame of a paternalistic state, which is seen as permitted ...


Bed Och Arbeta – Om Religionsfrihet I Arbetsliv Och Skola. Juridik + Samhälle + Praktik [Work And Pray – On Freedom Of Religion In Working Life And In Schools], Reinhold Fahlbeck Dec 2010

Bed Och Arbeta – Om Religionsfrihet I Arbetsliv Och Skola. Juridik + Samhälle + Praktik [Work And Pray – On Freedom Of Religion In Working Life And In Schools], Reinhold Fahlbeck

Reinhold Fahlbeck

No abstract provided.


Defamation Of Religion: Rumors Of Its Death Are Greatly Exaggerated, Robert Blitt Dec 2010

Defamation Of Religion: Rumors Of Its Death Are Greatly Exaggerated, Robert Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

This Article explores the recent decisions by the United Nations (“UN”) Human Rights Council and General Assembly to adopt consensus resolutions aimed at “combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against, persons based on religion or belief.” These resolutions represent an effort to move past a decade’s worth of contentious roll call votes in favor of prohibiting defamation of religion within the international human rights framework. Although labeled “historic” resolutions, this Article argues that the UN’s new compromise approach endorsed in 2011 — motivated in part by the desire to end years ...


The Bottom Up Journey Of 'Defamation Of Religion' From Muslim States To The United Nations: A Case Study Of The Migration Of Anti-Constitutional Ideas, Robert Blitt Dec 2010

The Bottom Up Journey Of 'Defamation Of Religion' From Muslim States To The United Nations: A Case Study Of The Migration Of Anti-Constitutional Ideas, Robert Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

This chapter is intended to elaborate on the existing academic literature addressing the migration of constitutional ideas. Through an examination of ongoing efforts to enshrine “defamation of religion” as a violation of international human rights, the author confirms that the phenomenon of migration is not restricted to positive constitutional norms, but rather also encompasses negative ideas that ultimately may serve to undermine international and domestic constitutionalism. More specifically, the case study demonstrates that the movement of anti-constitutional ideas is not restricted to the domain of “international security” law, and further, that the vertical axis linking international and domestic law is ...


Turkey: At The Crossroads Of Secular West And Traditional East, Padideh Ala'i Jan 2009

Turkey: At The Crossroads Of Secular West And Traditional East, Padideh Ala'i

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

On January 9, 2008 Washington College of Law at American University sponsored a conference entitled: Turkey: At the Crossroads of Secular West and Traditional East. This conference was percipitated by the recent election of the AKP party in Turkey and my trip to Turkey in summer 2007. In this short introduction to the American University International law Review symposium issue, I summarize the major issues raised in that one day conference specifically by Dean Haluk Kabaalioglu of Yeditepe University Facutly of Law, expert on EU law and Turkish-EU relations,and Professor Feroz Ahmad, the learned historian of modern Turkey. The ...


Ora Et Labora: Clash Of Civilisations?, Reinhold Fahlbeck Dec 2005

Ora Et Labora: Clash Of Civilisations?, Reinhold Fahlbeck

Reinhold Fahlbeck

No abstract provided.


Ora Et Labora – On Freedom Of Religion At The Work Place: A Stakeholder Cum Balancing Factors Model, Reinhold Fahlbeck Dec 2003

Ora Et Labora – On Freedom Of Religion At The Work Place: A Stakeholder Cum Balancing Factors Model, Reinhold Fahlbeck

Reinhold Fahlbeck

No abstract provided.


Ora Et Labora – Thoughts On The Search For A Solution In Concordia, Reinhold Fahlbeck Dec 2003

Ora Et Labora – Thoughts On The Search For A Solution In Concordia, Reinhold Fahlbeck

Reinhold Fahlbeck

No abstract provided.


Ora Et Labora: Bed Och Arbeta – Om Religionsfrihet I Arbetslivet [Ora Et Labora: Work And Pray – On Freedom Of Religion In Working Life], Reinhold Fahlbeck Dec 2001

Ora Et Labora: Bed Och Arbeta – Om Religionsfrihet I Arbetslivet [Ora Et Labora: Work And Pray – On Freedom Of Religion In Working Life], Reinhold Fahlbeck

Reinhold Fahlbeck

No abstract provided.