Religion And Law In The United Kingdom

Overview

After a general introduction describing the social and historical background, the book goes on to explain the legal framework in which religion is approached. Coverage proceeds from the principle of religious freedom through the rights and contractual obligations of religious communities; international, transnational, and regional law effects;
and the legal parameters affecting the influence of religion in politics and public life. Also covered are legal positions on religion in...
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Overview

After a general introduction describing the social and historical background, the book goes on to explain the legal framework in which religion is approached. Coverage proceeds from the principle of religious freedom through the rights and contractual obligations of religious communities; international, transnational, and regional law effects;
and the legal parameters affecting the influence of religion in politics and public life. Also covered are legal positions on religion in such specific fields as church financing, labour and employment, and matrimonial and family law. A clear and comprehensive overview of relevant legislation and legal doctrine make the book an invaluable reference source and very useful guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789041134400
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International, BV
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

The Authors List of Abbreviations Preface General Introduction Selected Bibliography Part I. Legal Framework and Sources Chapter 1. Constitutional Position of Religion Chapter 2. Other Legislation with Regard to Religion Chapter 3. Typology of the System Part II. Religious Freedom in General Chapter 1. Individual Religious Freedom Chapter 2. Collective Religious Freedom Chapter 3. Organisational Religious Freedom Part III. Legal Status of Religious Communities Chapter 1. Formal Status of Religious Communities Chapter 2. Autonomy of Religious Communities Chapter 3. Fundamental Rights and Religious Communities Chapter 4. Contractual Religious Freedom Part IV. International, Transnational and Regional Effects on Religious Communities Chapter 1. International Law Affecting Religious Communities Chapter 2. Transnational Law Affecting Religious Communities Chapter 3. Regional Law Affecting Religious Communities Part V. Religion and Politics Chapter 1. Religion Influence in Politics Chapter 2. Political Influence in Religion Chapter 3. Interaction between Religion and State on a Political and Legal Level Part VI. Labour Law within Religious Communities Chapter 1. Scope of Application of Labour Law Chapter 2. Religious Ministers and Labour Law Chapter 3. Other Church Employees and Labour Law Part VII. Religious Communities and Protection of the Individual Chapter 1. Protection of Privacy Chapter 2. Freedom to Marry Chapter 3. Freedom of Expression Chapter 4. Due Process Norms and Religious Groups Chapter 5. Professional Secrecy Chapter 6. Medical Ethics Chapter 7. Non-discrimination Chapter 8. Penal Law and Religion Part VIII. Church Financing Chapter 1. Direct Financing of Religious Communities Chapter 2. Indirect Financing of Religious Communities Part IX. Education Chapter 1. Religious Education in Public and Private Schools Chapter 2. Religious Schools Part X. Matrimonial and Family Law Chapter 1. Legal Position of Religious Marriage Chapter 2. Religious Family Law Part XI. Religion and Culture Chapter 1. Religion and Art Chapter 2. Religion and Media Chapter 3. Religion and Civil Society Chapter 4. Religion and Public Debate Index

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