Freedom of Religion and Belief: A World Report

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Overview

This book provides a detailed and impartial account of how the individual's right to hold beliefs is understood, protected or denied in theory and practice throughout the world. Consisting of accessible, short edited entries based on drafts commissioned from experts

living in the countries surveyed, it exposes persecution and discrimination in virtually all world regions.

Freedom of Religion and Belief has been prepared by the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex is conjunction with Project Tandem, Inc. in the

US.

A large number of specialists from around the world have contributed data and analysis. Covering over fifty countries in five regions, this book will be invaluable to those professionally involved in human rights organizations, international lawyers, and students of human

rights, international relations and political science.

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Editorial Reviews

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This report details the ways in which the right to hold beliefs is understood, and either protected or denied, throughout the world. Entries for 58 countries address regional differences, and cover such subject areas as the relations between belief groups and the state, the freedom to manifest belief in law and practice, religion in the schools, religious minorities, the impact of beliefs on the status of women, and conscientious objection to military service. The editors provide an analysis of United Nations standards of religion and belief. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415159777
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/29/1997
  • Pages: 512
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Boyle

Kevin Boyle is a Professor of Law and the Direcotr of hte Human Rights Centre, Univeristy of Essex. He is a Barrister at Law in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and England with considerable experience of international human rights litigation under the European Convention of Human Rights. Juliet Sheen is a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre, Univeristy of Essex. In 1994 she established an independent consultancy in human rights, specialising in the area of freedom of region and belief.

Biography

Kevin Boyle, a professor of history at Ohio State University, is the author of The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism, 1945-1968. A former associate professor at the University of Massachusetts, he is also the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He lives in Bexley, Ohio.

Author biography courtesy of Henry Holt and Company.

Good To Know

Some outtakes from our interview with Boyle:

"I love to read the high-end restaurant reviews in The New York Times, but the restaurant I long to revisit is a fish and chips shop in Stillorgan, Ireland. My family spent a year living just down the road from the shop, and we stopped in so often the crew behind the counter came to know our order by heart. That year's diet probably cut a couple of years off my life expectancy."

"When I settle at my desk to write, I sit on a chair that comes from Detroit's old ballpark, Tiger Stadium. It has ancient wooden slats covered with decades of paint; it's completely uncomfortable; and despite my wife's protests, I'm never giving it up."

"Our family is rounded out by an aging border collie mix we rescued from the Detroit Humane Society 13 years ago. She came to us a terrified puppy, and after years of care and attention -- well, she's a terrified old dog."

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    1. Hometown:
      Bexley, Ohio
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 7, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Detroit, Michigan
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Detroit, 1982; M.A., University of Michigan, 1984; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1990

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