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International Encyclopaedia of Laws Guide

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IEL Religion Law Contents

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) Religion includes information in book-length form written in English for 5 countries.  The monographs are written by legal academics and/or practitioners with expertise in religion for those countries.  The monographs enable comparative research in religion.  These monographs include a general introduction on religion followed by specialized chapters.  A more detailed Table of Contents follows:


The Author
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations

General Introduction
§1 General Background of the Country
§2 Social Facts about Religion
§3 Historical Background

Selected Bibliography

Part I: Legal Framework and Sources
Chapter 1: Constitutional Position of Religion
Chapter 2: Other legislation with Regard tot 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, Regional Effects on Religious Communities
Chapter 1: International Law Effects on Religious Communities
Chapter 2: Transnational Law Effects on Religious Communities
Chapter 3: Regional Law Effects on 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 Protections 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 Deontology
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: Legal Position of Religious Family Law

Part XI: Religion and Culture
Chapter 1: Religion and Art
Chapter 2: Religion and Media
Chapter 3: Religion and Civil Society
Selected Bibliography.

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Lyonette Louis-Jacques
Foreign and International Law
Librarian and Lecturer in Law

D'Angelo Law Library
University of Chicago Law School