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An International Law Commentary509Skickas inom 10-15 vardagar.
Fri frakt inom Sverige för privatpersoner.This commentary provides a comprehensive overview of the pressing issues of freedom of religion or belief from an international law perspective.
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Caroline K. Roberts, University of Bristol This commentary, written by leading experts in the field, provides a clear examination and interpretation of the various international legal provisions relating to the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion and offers a critical assessment of the approaches of the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies in protecting this right. ... Overall there is a tremendous richness to the discussions in this commentary, characterized by a deep
understanding of and sensitivity toward the complex issues relating to freedom of religion or belief. This commentary will not only be an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners working in the field but will also be a useful tool for anyone interested in any aspect of the relationship
between religion/belief and international law.
Paul Coleman, ADF International, Vienna [...] each thematic chapter concludes with several pages of discussion referred to as 'issues of interpretation'. Here we do find the authors' own views on the topic. For example, for the conscientious objection chapter this includes the authors' very useful five-stage criteria for qualifying conscience claims, a discussion of case law at the European Court of Human Rights, and a collection of contemporary debates regarding conscientious objection in other spheres,
such as participation in abortion procedures and various employment-related areas. The same five-fold chapter structure outlined above is followed for all the thematic chapters, providing a comprehensive reference guide to a multitude of FoRB issues.
Sania Ismailee, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Freedom of Religion or Belief provides a rich commentary replete with cases and legislations. It is a must-read for diplomats, parliamentarians, legal practitioners, academics, human rights defenders, and members of religious communities, whose role is immaterial towards the realization of freedom of religion or belief. True to its ambition, the book provides access to various facets of freedom of religion or belief for effective policy decisions as well as
for students of religion. It offers a ground-breaking, objective account, which has brought together the patchwork of law on religious freedom as a human right.
Dr Heiner Bielefeldt (Dr phil Tubingen, Habil Bremen, Dr h.c. Luzern) has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief since 2010. He is Professor of Human Rights and Human Rights Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg. From 2003 to 2009, he was Director of Germany's National Human Rights Institution. His research interests include the history of political ideas, legal philosophy and various interdisciplinary facets of human rights theory and practice, with a specific focus on freedom of religion or belief. Dr Nazila Ghanea (MA Leeds, PhD Keele, MA Oxon) is Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, Fellow of Kellogg College and member of the OSCE Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the independent think tank the Universal Rights Group. Her research has been funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Board, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, Open Society and QNRF. Her research interests include freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, minority rights, the domestic effects of human rights treaty ratification and human rights in the Middle East. Dr Michael Wiener (LLM London, Ass iur Rheinland-Pfalz, Dr iur Trier) has been working in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights since 2006. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief and has subsequently assisted the mandate for five years, conducting visits to a dozen of countries/territories. He has also been a Visiting Fellow of Kellogg College at the University of Oxford since 2011. He has published a book on freedom of religion or belief as well as related chapters and journal articles.
PART 1: FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF; PART 2: DISCRIMINATION; PART 3: VULNERABLE GROUPS; PART 4: INTERSECTION OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF WITH OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS; PART 5: CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES