Law vs Religion
King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law
April 15, 2009
LAW, STATE AND RELIGION IN THE NEW EUROPE: DEBATES AND DILEMMAS, Camil Ungureanu, Lorenzo Zucca, eds., CUP, 2010
This paper deals with the conflict between Law and Religion in Europe. It analyzes various types of conflicts that arise between those two normative systems and offers a typology of those conflicts. Illustrations of those conflicts include the role played by courts in adjudicating conflicts of rights to religious freedom and other rights; the role of the newly established Muslim Arbitration Tribunal; issues of conflict of laws dealing with the validity of poligamous marriages; and relation between State and Church. After presenting those conflicts, the paper proposes innovative ways to understand those problems in order to dispel those conflicts rather than adjudicating them.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Law, Religion, Legal Theory, Legal Philosophy, Politics, Church, State, Conflicts, Arbitration, Fundamental Rights, Islamophobia, Freedom of Religion, Secularism, Toleration, Comparative Constitutional Law, European Law, International Law
Date posted: April 15, 2009