Litigating religions: an essay on human rights, courts, and beliefs

"Religions are a problem for human rights, and human rights are a problem for religions. And both are problems for courts. This book presents an interpretation of how religion and human rights interrelate in the legal context, and how this relationship might be reconceived to make this relation...

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Main Author: McCrudden, Christopher
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2018
Edition:First edition
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Human rights / Religion / Process
B Religion / Human rights / Freedom of religion / Religious freedom / Liberty of religious exercise / Jurisdiction
Further subjects:B Human rights Religious aspects
B Religious minorities Legal status, laws, etc
B Religion And Law
B Freedom of religion
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Summary:"Religions are a problem for human rights, and human rights are a problem for religions. And both are problems for courts. This book presents an interpretation of how religion and human rights interrelate in the legal context, and how this relationship might be reconceived to make this relationship somewhat less fraught. Litigating Religions, an essay adapted by Christopher McCrudden from the Alberico Gentili Lectures given at the University of Macerata, Italy, examines how the resurgent role of religion in public life gives rise to tensions with key aspects of human rights, in particular freedom of religion and anti-discrimination law, and how these tensions cannot be considered as simply transitional. The context for the discussion is the increasingly troubled area of human rights litigation involving religious arguments, such as wearing religious dress at work, conscientious objections by marriage registrars, admission of children to religious schools, prohibitions on same-sex marriage, and access to abortion. Christopher McCrudden argues that, if we wish to establish a better dialogue between the contending views, we must address a set of recurring problems identifiable in such litigation. To address these problems requires changes both in human rights theory and in religious understandings." -- Page two of dust cover
Item Description:„This essay is a revised version of the Alberico Gentili Lectures I presented at the University of Macerata, Italy, in April 2015.“ - Vorwort
ISBN:0198759045