Religious Actors And International Law

✏Book Title : Religious Actors and International Law
✏Author : Ioana Cismas
✏Publisher : OUP Oxford
✏Release Date : 2014-07-17
✏Pages : 440
✏ISBN : 9780191021893
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Religious Actors and International Law Book Summary : This book assesses whether a new category of religious actors has been constructed within international law. Religious actors, through their interpretations of the religion(s) they are associated with, uphold and promote, or indeed may transform, potentially oppressive structures or discriminatory patterns. This study moves beyond the concern that religious texts and practices may be incompatible with international law, to provide an innovative analysis of how religious actors themselves are accountable under international law for the interpretations they choose to put forward. The book defines religious actors as comprising religious states, international organizations, and non-state entities that assume the role of interpreting religion and so claim a 'special' legitimacy anchored in tradition or charisma. Cutting across the state / non-state divide, this definition allows the full remit of religious bodies to be investigated. It analyses the crucial question of whether religious actors do in fact operate under different international legal norms to non-religious states, international organizations, or companies. To that end, the Holy See-Vatican, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and churches and religious organizations under the European Convention on Human Rights regime are examined in detail as case studies. The study ultimately establishes that religious actors cannot be seen to form an autonomous legal category under international law: they do not enjoy special or exclusive rights, nor incur lesser obligations, when compared to their respective non-religious peers. Going forward, it concludes that a process of two-sided legitimation may be at stake: religious actors will need to provide evidence for the legality of their religious interpretations to strengthen their legitimacy, and international law itself may benefit from religious actors fostering its legitimacy in different cultural contexts.

✏Book Title : Rights and Obligations of Religious Actors Under International Law
✏Author : Ioana Cismas
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2012
✏Pages : 409
✏ISBN : OCLC:1040448806
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Rights and Obligations of Religious Actors Under International Law Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Religious and Religiously affiliated Actors in International Law
✏Author : Whitney Barth
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2018
✏Pages : 15
✏ISBN : OCLC:1125342342
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Religious and Religiously affiliated Actors in International Law Book Summary :

✏Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law
✏Author : Bardo Fassbender
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2012-11-01
✏Pages : 1228
✏ISBN : 9780199599752
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law Book Summary : This handbook provides an authoritative and original overview of the origins of public international law. It analyses the modern history of international law from a global perspective, and examines the lives of those who were most responsible for shaping it.

✏Book Title : Religion Politics and International Relations
✏Author : Jeff Haynes
✏Publisher : Taylor & Francis
✏Release Date : 2011-04-07
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9781136737534
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Religion Politics and International Relations Book Summary : Bringing together in one collection his most influential essays spanning two decades of research, Jeffrey Haynes seeks to explore the complex relationship between religion, politics and international relations.

✏Book Title : The Changing Nature of Religious Rights Under International Law
✏Author : Malcolm Evans
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2015
✏Pages : 327
✏ISBN : 9780199684229
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Changing Nature of Religious Rights Under International Law Book Summary : The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, is the only universal human rights instrument specifically focusing on religious intolerance and discrimination. However, recent years have seen increasing controversy surrounding this right, in both political and legal contexts. The European Court of Human Rights has experienced a vast expansion in the number of cases it has had brought before it concerning religious freedom, and politically the boundaries of the right have been much disputed. This book provides a systematic analysis of the different approaches to religious rights which exist in public international law. The book explores how particular institutional perspectives emerge in the context of these differing approaches. It examines, and challenges, these institutional perspectives. It identifies new directions for approaching religious rights through international law by examining existing legal tools, and assesses their achievements and shortcomings. It studies religious organisations' support for international human rights protection, as well as religious critique of international human rights and the development of an alternative religious 'Bills of Rights'. It investigates whether expressions of members belonging to religious minorities can be considered under the minority right to culture, rather than the right to religion, and discusses the benefits and shortcomings of such a route. It analyses the reach and limits of the provisions in the 1981 Declaration, identifies ways in which the right is being eroded as a concept, and suggests new ways in which the right can be reinforced and protected.

✏Book Title : Religion and International Relations Theory
✏Author : Jack Snyder
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2011-03-31
✏Pages : 232
✏ISBN : 9780231526913
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Religion and International Relations Theory Book Summary : Religious concerns stand at the center of international politics, yet key paradigms in international relations, namely realism, liberalism, and constructivism, barely consider religion in their analysis of political subjects. The essays in this collection rectify this. Authored by leading scholars, they introduce models that integrate religion into the study of international politics and connect religion to a rising form of populist politics in the developing world. Contributors identify religion as pervasive and distinctive, forcing a reframing of international relations theory that reinterprets traditional paradigms. One essay draws on both realism and constructivism in the examination of religious discourse and transnational networks. Another positions secularism not as the opposite of religion but as a comparable type of worldview drawing on and competing with religious ideas. With the secular state's perceived failure to address popular needs, religion has become a banner for movements that demand a more responsive government. The contributors to this volume recognize this trend and propose structural and theoretical innovations for future advances in the discipline.

✏Book Title : Hospitality and World Politics
✏Author : Gideon Baker
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2013-02-07
✏Pages : 257
✏ISBN : 9781137290007
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Hospitality and World Politics Book Summary : A long neglected concept in the field of international relations and political theory, hospitality provides a new framework for analysing many of the challenges in world politics today, from the search for peaceable relations between states to asylum and refugee crises.

✏Book Title : Religion Politics and Law in the European Union
✏Author : Lucian N. Leustean
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2013-09-13
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 9781317990819
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Religion Politics and Law in the European Union Book Summary : EU enlargement - to countries in Central and Eastern Europe in 2004, the inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania in 2007, and increasing debates on Turkey’s membership - has dramatically transformed the European Union into a multi-religious space. Religious communities are not only shaping identities but are also influential factors in political discourse. This edited volume examines the activities of religious actors in the context of supranational European institutions and the ways in which they have responded to the idea of Europe at local and international levels. By bringing together scholars working in political science, history, law and sociology, this volume analyses key religious factors in contemporary EU architecture, such as the transformation of religious identities, the role of political and religious leaders, EU legislation on religion, and, the activities of religious lobbies. This book was published as a special issue of Religion, State and Society.

✏Book Title : Religious Actors in the Public Sphere
✏Author : Jeff Haynes
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2013-07-03
✏Pages : 236
✏ISBN : 9781136661709
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Religious Actors in the Public Sphere Book Summary : This book seeks to argue that religious actors play a crucial role in the complex processes of entering or re-entering the public spheres of state, political, and civil society. Seeking to ameliorate the analytical lacuna and concentrating on both the meso and micro levels of religious public involvement, the contributors explain how representatives from religious and political institutions act and interact in a variety of ways for various purposes. Analysing empirical examples from both Europe and beyond, and including a variety of religions, including multi-faith platforms, the volume examines selected religious actors’ objectives, means and strategies and effects in order to address the following questions: • What are selected religious actors’ public and/or political activities and objectives? • In what ways and with what results do selected religious actors operate in various public spheres? • What are the consequences of religious actors’ political involvement, and which factors condition the degree to which they are successful? Whilst focusing mainly on Europe, the book also utilizes examples from Egypt, Turkey and the USA to provide a valuable and unique comparative focus. The contributors demonstrate that various religious actors, whether functioning as interest groups or social movements, and almost irrespective of the religious tradition to which they belong and the culture from which they emanate, do not necessarily differ markedly in terms of strategies. This important study will be of great interest to all scholars of International Politics, Religion, and Public Policy.