Religious human rights in global perspective

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Publisher: M. Nijhoff Publishers, Publisher: Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Law International in The Hague, Boston, Cambridge, MA

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  • Freedom of religion.,
  • Human rights.,
  • Freedom of religion (International law)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 607-643) and index.

Statementedited by Johan D. van der Vyver and John Witte, Jr.
ContributionsVan der Vyver, J. D., Witte, John, 1959-
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LC ClassificationsK3258.Z9 R45 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxlvii, 670 p. ;
Number of Pages670
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL815451M
ISBN 109041101772, 9041101780
LC Control Number95053024

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The Hague ; Boston: M. Nijhoff Publishers, © (OCoLC) Description The world has cultivated the best of religious rights protections but still witnesses the worst of religious rights abuses. In this volume--the companion to Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives--Jimmy Carter, John Noonan Jr., and a score of leading jurists assess critically and comparatively the religious rights laws and practices of the.

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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20 Peter Abelard's Ethics67, 97 (Oxford U Press, D.E. Luscombe, ed, & trans, ) quoted by Tierney, Religious Human Rights: An Historical Perspective, in Witte and van der Vyver, Religious Human Rights at 24 (cited in note 13).

21 Decretales Gregori Papae IX Cum Glossis (), quoted in id at Book Description. Hardly a week goes by without some world event relating to the burgeoning field of religion and human rights.

Whether attacks carried out in the name of religion by individuals or states, violations of the rights of individuals or communities due to their religious or other beliefs, or clashes between religious and other competing rights (most notably, freedom of speech.

Religious Freedom and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides a groundbreaking account of its origins and developments, examining the background, key players, and outcomes of Arti and setting it within the broader discourse around international religious freedom in the by: 1.

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Mason. This book examines the relationship between human rights and religiosity. It discusses whether the impact of religiosity on human rights is liberational or suppressive, and sheds light on the direction in which the relationship between religion and human rights is expected to develop.

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van der Vyver, eds. (Th e Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. *Brian Tierney, “Religious Rights: An Historical Perspective" in John Witte and Johan D. Van der Vyver, eds., Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective Vol.

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van der Vyver) (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, ) Human Rights in Judaism: Cultural, Religious and Political Perspectives (with Michael J. Broyde) (Jason Aronson Publishers, )Alma mater: Calvin College, Harvard Law School.

Book Review: Ishay, Micheline R. While Ishay admirably helps to set present-day challenges to and prospects for human rights in a historical perspective, world historians will be disappointed in the opportunities missed for making that perspective more global in context.

and Islam. Consequently, it is the most "global" chapter in the. This book explores the long-unstudied relationship between religion and human security throughout the world.

The s marked the beginning of a period of extraordinary religious revival, during which religious political-parties and non-governmental organizations gained power around the globe. Until now, there has been little systematic study of the impact that this phenomenon has had on human."Human rights" are those things that people naturally deserve by nature of their identity as human beings.

But from an entirely ethical standpoint, our only right is that of eternal damnation because of our sinful nature. When seen from a Christian standpoint, human rights are what we should have by nature of being created in the image of God.Chapter 6: Globalization; A Human Rights Perspective.

The situation of human right has improved in general in the modem world compared to previous centuries. Slavery has been abolished. Democratic forms of government are in place in most countries of the world. The rights of women and children are better recognized and safeguarded than in.