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Religion, beliefs, and international human rights

Author: Natan Lerner
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2000.
Series: Religion & human rights series.
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"In this volume, an Israeli jurist provides an authoritative distillation and analysis of modern international norms on religious rights and liberties - with particular attention to modern controversies over religious and racial discrimination, genocide and group libel, proselytism and conversion, and religious group rights and their limits."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natan Lerner
ISBN: 1570753016 9781570753015
OCLC Number: 43296761
Description: xii, 183 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Religion and Human Rights Series Preface ix --
Religious Human Rights Literature 2 --
Legal Meaning of Religion and Belief 3 --
1. Religious Human Rights under the United Nations 9 --
Universal Declaration of Human Rights 9 --
First Specific Steps: The Krishnaswami Study (1959) 11 --
1966 Covenants on Human Rights 15 --
United Nations Declaration on Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief 20 --
United Nations Declaration on Minorities 33 --
Religious Rights in Other Relevant Instruments 35 --
2. Regional Protection of Religious Human Rights 40 --
Europe 40 --
Americas 45 --
Africa 46 --
Islam 47 --
Special and Bilateral Arrangements 48 --
3. Protecting Religious Groups from Persecution and Incitement 51 --
Relevance of the Convention on Racial Discrimination 52 --
Group Libel 61 --
International Criminal Law 68 --
4. Proselytism and Change of Religion 80 --
Proselytism vs. Religious Identity and Privacy 82 --
Change of Religion and Proselytism 84 --
Proselytism and Conversion in the United Nations Era 86 --
Regional Instruments 107 --
Case Law 110 --
Appendix Selected International Human Rights Instruments on Religious Human Rights 129 --
1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) 129 --
2. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948) 129 --
3. European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950) 129 --
4. International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965) 130 --
5. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966) 130 --
6. Draft Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance (1965-1967) 131 --
7. American Convention on Human Rights (1969) 135 --
8. African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (1969) 135 --
9. United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief (1981) 136 --
10. Vienna Concluding Document (1989) 139 --
11. Document of the Copenhagen Meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension of the CSCE (1990) 140 --
12. Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (1990) 140 --
13. Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious, and Linguistic Minorities (1992) 140 --
14. Fundamental Agreement between the Holy See and the State of Israel (1993) 141 --
15. Council of Europe: Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (1995) 145 --
16. Oslo Declaration on Freedom of Religion and Belief (1998) 145.
Series Title: Religion & human rights series.
Responsibility: Natan Lerner.

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"In this volume, an Israeli jurist provides an authoritative distillation and analysis of modern international norms on religious rights and liberties - with particular attention to modern controversies over religious and racial discrimination, genocide and group libel, proselytism and conversion, and religious group rights and their limits."--Jacket.

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