Dinah Shelton, ed., "The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law" (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014): 9-31 (with M. Christian Green)
22 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2014 Last revised: 11 Aug 2019
Date Written: 2014
This Article argues that religion is an important source and dimension of modern human rights, and it surveys the historical and contemporary rights contributions of each of the major world religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Confusianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It then surveys the place of religion in modern international human rights norms, and calls for stronger protections, especially for minority faiths.
Keywords: Hinduism; Buddhism; Confusianism; Judaism; Christianity; Islam; International Human Rights; Religious Freedom; Religion and Human Rights; Law and Religion; United Nations
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