The Phases and Functions of Freedom of Conscience
Steven Douglas Smith
University of San Diego School of Law
May 25, 2010
San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 10-024
This short essay, written for a book collecting papers on religion and human rights, surveys the development of constitutional and international commitments to freedom of conscience and examines some of the difficulties associated with freedom of conscience in a secular and egalitarian political setting.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: constitutional law, international law, human rights, religion, freedom of conscience
JEL Classification: K10, K39
Date posted: May 26, 2010
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